This page include resources to get you started on your genealogical journey. Start with the articles listed in "Get Started". This is not a complete list of resources - just a sample of the variety of resources available.
Have you ever searched Google for your ancestor? You'd be surprised. Just because they lived before the world wide web existed, doesn't mean they can't be "Googled"!
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Also, check you library for access to Ancestry Library.