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Genealogy

You’ve come to a great place if you want to learn more about your family tree!

We understand how overwhelming the internet is when it comes to family tree information. There are thousands of websites with research guides, family trees (often inaccurate) and access to records you may or may not know what to do with. It’s enough to make many people tuck their family tree interest away for yet another year when they have more time to figure it all out.

Let us make it simple.
You won’t find research guides, family trees or access to research records on this site. What you will find is easy to understand information to show you how professional genealogy can make learning about your family tree easier and more enjoyable. We’ll also show you how easy it is to get started with the experts at Family Storylines.

Let’s start with a simple definition.
Genealogy means the study of family trees. For some people, that means answering specific family questions, such as what country a great-grandparent came from or which civil war battles an ancestor fought in. For most people, however, it means trying to “trace” their ancestors as far back in time as possible.

And a simple fact.
You can never be “done” finding new ancestors – unless you want to be, of course! Look at the example family tree below. Although you could ultimately fill in all the empty boxes with your ancestors, you would only be “done” finding your 2nd great-grandparents (that’s as far as this diagram goes). From there, you could work on finding the parents of all your 2nd great-grandparents, their grandparents, and so on. It’s entirely up to you how far back you want to go with the endless possibilities!

So there’s a lot to learn about yourself. Isn’t it time?

Read what other people have learned from their family trees!