The chances are that someone in your family has already started a family tree. But like the one I was given, it may have just one side of your family and need lots of adding to. I also found another in an old family bible. But if you're starting your own from scratch write the name or names of your eldest known relatives at the top, with birth and death dates if known and any other information you know and organise it in a chart flowing down from the oldest to the youngest, connecting spouses by horizontal lines and children to their parents with vertical lines. Leave spaces to add more entries as you find out more. The internet offers incredible assistance, I was able to find out amazing things about my family there even though they are from England. Local libraries also have geneology databases that you can use. Go to this E-How link for more help...Read more: How to Trace Your Family Tree for Free | eHow http://www.ehow.com/how_7256510_trace-family-tree.html#ixzz2TQb9yeeQ
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