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Family Tree - Tracing your Family History.

After you have put together all of the information that you had known, and have learnt from your living relatives, you need to put together a sketch/diagram of what information you already know. This sketch of your family tree (or lineage) may look something like the one below at this stage.

Of course you know your own details, and you will probably know those of your parents. From that generation on things may not be so well known to you. The people on the left hand side of this sketch are your paternal (father's) side, and on the right hand side are your maternal (mother's) side. So it is armed with this diagram that you will go on to the next stage in tracing your family history. The information you will discover is what will make your family tree grow from one or two pages to many.

Family Tree Diagram

First Steps Family Tree



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