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Getting Started with your Genealogy
FamilySearch offers a variety of training videos on how to begin genealogy/family history research. Educated yourself with videos and reading.
Pace yourself. It can get overwhelming.
Take it one day at a time and one level at a time. Hold yourself to a daily/weekly time limit. Focus on one family line and then take a break. Switch to another family line and when it becomes emotionally too much ... back off. But, within the big picture of family research ... stay with it.
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5 Steps in FAMILY RESEARCH
Genealogical Resource CHECKLIST
Genealogy Research Forms
Listed below are useful Genealogy Websites
CYNDISLIST WEBSITE - https://www.cyndislist.com/
Ancestry.com: PEDIGREE CHART https://www.ancestrycdn.com/legacy/pdf/trees/charts/anchart.pdf
Ancestry.com: FAMILY GROUP SHEET https://www.ancestrycdn.com/legacy/pdf/trees/charts/famgrec.pdf
Ancestry.com: RESEARCH CALENDAR LOG https://www.ancestrycdn.com/legacy/pdf/trees/charts/rescal.pdf
Ancestry.com: FAMILY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Ancestry.com: CORRESPONDANCE CHECKLIST
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY: https://archives.alabama.gov/
ALABAMA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY:
BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY ALABAMA SOUTHERN HISTORY:
SAMFORD UNIVERSITY: https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Samford_University_Library
FAMILYSEARCH: Portal for multiple website links - Scroll to bottom of page
FAMILYSEARCH: Portal for Jefferson County and city links
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: African American Genealogy Resources
OUR BLACK ANCESTRY: Portal for multiple topic pages
Alabama Background information:
Good overview video of Alabama. From THAT IS INTERESTING series featuring many U.S. States.
VINEGAR HILL MAGAZINE
Strategies for Effective African American Genealogy
This page contains information, videos, website links related to how genealogy and family research is effected by geography, shifting boundaries, borders and movements in migration.
RESEARCH Museums & Memorials
Listed below are historical places for background research
Alabama Civil Rights Trail
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