Is tracing down your ancestors and making a family tree something that you’ve always wanted to do but you’re just not sure where to begin? The easy solution in family tree research is to start with yourself. You are the beginning of your family tree. This works out quite perfectly because we know ourselves right? More often than not, we know our parents information as well, and at least our grandparents names. This where you start making a family tree.
Starting with your grandparents however, you will begin your family tree research and find more vital records and this is where you can start finding records for your ancestors which will reveal information about the generations before them. In some cases, you can find death records and certificates which can give you a wealth of information to start your search from. Death certificates will often include your ancestors birth date, place of birth, parents names including the mother’s maiden name, and where they originated from. Cause of death is another important piece of information that can be found in death certificates. Knowing the causes of death and often supplementary diseases of your ancestors can help you to be aware of potential hereditary diseases within your family lines.