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Dig to the Roots of your Family Tree!: Home

A guide to sources on genealogy.


Welcome to the Genealogy Research Guide!

Your starting point for locating genealogical resources.

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Useful tips

Useful Tips

1. Complete an ancestral chart with the information that you have.Use binders to organize your data.

2. Understand the numbering system of an ancestral chart.

3. Interview the oldest members of your family and ask them about their parents, grandparents, and siblings; use a family group sheet to record the information. Don't believe something in another family tree without verifying the information yourself.

4. Search your home for birth and death records, obituary cards, wedding invitations, graduation invitations, etc, and make photocopies and/or scan them.

5. Consider logging into a geneaology web site to keep track of your information.

Books from the CCBC Library Catalog

Regina Kronau Shea

Regina has been digging for her roots since 1962; she is German, Irish, English, and French. Her family settled in Maryland in 1647. She married into an Irish, German, English and Welsh family. Her husband’s first cousin, five times removed is Johns Hopkins.

She is an Associate Professor and Coord of the Accounting Program at Dundalk and Essex.