Getting started with professional genealogy couldn’t
Getting started with professional genealogy is much easier than getting started
with research on your own! There are no books to read, no classes to take, no
websites to buy subscriptions to. In fact, getting started really requires just
two steps. (If you haven’t already, be sure to read “How
It Works” to understand how the complete professional genealogy process
Identify your research objectives. We understand that
this can be intimidating – after all, there’s a lot you want to know
about your family tree! How do you narrow it down to a starting point? It may
be helpful to develop a basic family tree with the people you know about like
the one pictured here. Often times,
it helps to see your information presented this way because it makes it more clear
where your gaps in family knowledge are. Make sure you talk to others in your
family as well so you have as much information as possible before hiring a professional.
You don’t want to hire someone to tell you what others in your family already
Select a company. If you haven’t already, read
our guide to “Selecting a Company”
to learn about key selection considerations.
Your next step? Learn about Family Storylines!
We’re confident we have everything you're looking for in a professional genealogy company.