Remember to source (document) everything you find on your ancestors. Undocumented genealogy is mythology. Most genealogy software will get you through the basics, Elizabeth Shown Mills has authored several very good books on the subject.
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Early immigration included St. Augustine in 1565, Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.
Probate records are often overlooked in some family histories. Sometimes they can bring down your research brick wall. They may show relationships, financial status and life stories of your ancestors.
Early immigrants came for many reasons, including religious, seeking adventure, a better life or they were sent here as a penalty for a crime.
Probate records refer to wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived and they are indexed by the name of the testator.