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Tracing Your Family Tree

Getting Started

Having watched the recent television series, many of you may also be interested in starting your own family tree research. Here is a basic outline of the steps you will need to take and the sources you will need to consult to start building your own tree.

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Going further: additional research options

Once you have exhausted your research using the census, certificates and parish records you will be ready to look at other sources to help uncover more about your ancestors. These may be legal documents, property records, occupational records or newspaper records as they all help to uncover more about the life circumstances of your ancestor and the society in which they lived.

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