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Genealogy Research Options
Many individuals interested in genealogy research are not aware of the different options available to them. Three great options are given below as well as hints and warnings associated with their use.
The internet is a well known tool for researching just about anything you can think of. This is also the case with genealogy research, much needed information can be tracked down on the Internet.
There are many free sites available that will give you access to records you may be looking for, but they frequently are limited or incomplete in the information they give. You can also get lucky and find a site where someone has made their research public. This can be quite helpful in finding a lost relative if your family trees intersect.
As is common with internet research, you must be careful with the information you find. The majority of the internet is filled with information that has been placed there by people who have not had their site put under any review of scrutiny. There is a chance that you could find information on your ancestors through someone else’s site, but that the site may not be correct in the information it has given.
The LDS Family History Library is by far the largest of its kind. As such it is a great option for performing your genealogy research. The Library is home to 278,000 books, 2.4 million rolls of microfilm, and over 2 billion names in assorted databases.
A library of this size can be quite intimidating for first-time users. The library administrators are aware of that and for that reason they employ more than 100 people, and about 400 trained volunteers.
The LDS Family Library is a great option for anyone who is able to access it. The problem many have is that they do not live close enough to it to make use of it. There are genealogy centers nationwide that have access to some of the library’s resources, but none are nearly as extensive as the library itself.
Genetic Genealogy is an emerging new option that is bridging a new future for genealogy. While it does not replace traditional genealogy research, it may soon send research in a new direction. It allows you to fill gaps in your family tree through DNA testing.
Genetic Genealogy can accomplish many things, such as helping you to find genetic cousins and identify connections to gateway ancestors. It also provides supporting evidence for genealogical conclusions that you may have all ready reached. By beginning your own DNA family tree you can ease the genealogy efforts of the generations that follow you.
About the Author:
Kent Fairbourn is the Great Grandson of John A. Scorup (a member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame) and a Client Account Specialist for 10x Marketing, an Internet marketing company. Go now to Relative Genetics to find out what Genetic Genealogy can do for you.