Did spending time with your family over the holidays make you wonder more about your roots? Did it make you wonder if you’re actually related to some of them? If you’re interested in beginning the search for your family history, here are a few ways to get started without spending a lot of money.
Most experienced genealogists will tell you to first write down everything you know about your family, collect all the documentation that you have (birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, obituaries, family photos, etc.) and then start talking to your family members – especially those from the generations prior to you.