The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
Use holidays and family gatherings to relate stories to the next generations. Christmas and Thanksgiving are great holidays for this to happen.
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Use a good genealogical software package to maintain your records and your digital files.
In 1820 the Federal Government began requiring ship manifest lists but the early years can be difficult to locate.