Sure everyone was already an old shoe box or a box of cigars from his grandparents in hand, filled with old pictures and documents. On long winter evenings when they told us stories about these images. Therefore strictly-looking ladies with large hats and heavy clothes, men with large cylinders and goatee, standing stiffly in front of a monster of a flower vase looked at us from these pictures. These were all stories from another time. …
Years later we discovered in old chests and boxes again this ancient treasures of childhood. The interest in their own past and the ancestors had been awakened. However, today many stories blurred and the context is missing. Now it is up to us to complete this puzzle. But the crucial question remains: “How do you start now the Genealogy”?
Now begins a hobby that will accompany one life.
On top of all research is the collection of documents of the family. Whenever possible, parents and relatives are asked for data that may be relavant. These include:
– Certificates of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents present (birth certificate, death certificate, Registry, wedding dates, children, etc.)
– Are there records of a family member who has already researched?
– What are other relatives and where they live?
In summary: It has exhausted every resource and the results are recorded, so it is not lost. Even if some things seem trivial. The more information about the ancestors are present, the more accurate, a match can be found.
Source: See Rolf Nowak (c)