To start a tree you need to start at the beginning with one person, yourself , a parent, or grandparent. For down loadable charts start with the Ancestral Chart, remember to place all women with maiden names, such as mothers, grandmothers, so on. As you get further back in the family line you can use other charts to keep track of each line.
The ancestral chart is also know as the PEDIGREE CHART
*NOTE -this chart is one your can fill out and then print out!
Here is a link for some helpful hints to get started. Enjoy and happy digging!
Oct 23rd 2009 *update
just discovered a new twist on my tree, a tree with in the tree so to speak. Seems my gr gr grandparents had siblings who married each other. Jasper's sister Jane married his wife Mary Elizabeth's brother Abner Adkins. Now I know I have another twist with in my tree with the Waggoners, but this is the first I could confirm.
Ever find something just not seeming to workout right within your tree and then to discover it is actually sibling of family's marring with in family. This could be a reason for the complications of finding the right records and so many similar names
JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER once you have gotten in deep within the tree you really need to pay close attention to the names, dates and locations. Doing Genealogy is dealing with lots of details and facts....
Do share with me any twist / turns you may have come across in the journey of doing genealogy!
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