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Genealogy: Getting Started
A guide to genealogical research resources with an emphasis on Kentucky and resources available at UK and nearby libraries.
If you are just starting your genealogy research, talk to as many immediate family members as you can and collect names, dates and places that relate to your family. Make note of everything they tell you--you never know what might prove useful. Dates and places are valuable to help you find published information. Copy any family documents you can, including family listings in Bibles and other resources, as well as birth, marriage and death certificates, and obituaries.
A guide from NYC that introduces a number of resources for those beginning to do genealogical research and and for those looking for good sites to carry out genealogical research. (Covers a wide geographical range--not just focused on NYC.)
Guides to Resources
These sites will help you find additional resources for doing genealogical research.
From HomeAdvisor. From the website: If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you might wonder about its history. What were the circumstances surrounding its construction? Who lived there before you moved in? You might even wonder about the evolution of the home’s structure as it has undergone home improvement, or you might have a morbid curiosity about whether or not your home has a sordid past. With the help of online resources and public records, much can be learned about the history of any property.