the facts i have are my nan [mary fitzgerald]married my grandad[edward mcdonald] not sure of date or were took place then they went on to have 6 children edward,brian,martin,teresa,marie,patricia who all went on to have there own familys .my grandads parents were elizabeth and ronald mcdonald.he has paddy,ronnie,tony,lol,christie,betty,patsy who are his brothers and sisters who have also gone on to have there own familys.also my nan also known as molly mc had brothers and sisters who were in ireland and england wat i know of there names were joan bullock,jack fitzgerald,michael fitzgerald.please if any1 can help please do or if any oneknows of a company which can research family history n do my family tree and get me imformation please email it to me my emails email@example.com thankyou for your time anne-marie xx.
You dont say where you are located or where your grandparents lived? When I started my family tree I started with the local resources. Churches, newspapers, school records, cemeteries, libraries, local history books, tax and land records at the courthouse. Let me know where you are located and I will see if I know of someone in the area who does family trees to see if they can help. Email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara
I started in the library because it is free to research there. Your local library will tell you how to start. It is through Ancestry.com, library edition. You get information about your family from the censuses.
First, start with your own information, then go to your parents and get their information. Keep working your way back to your grandparents. It is also good to know where the vital records are kept in your county. Should you get "stuck" on one individual, go check birth, death and marriage records. Also search for land deeds to gather all the information you need.
I like to use familysearch.org and heritagequest, which you can use at your local library. There you will also find a "genealogy" section and may find a family file or books on your family surname.
Also, interview other family members, like an aunt/uncle or great aunts/uncles. Ask for old family bibles if any are available. Once you get this information, your search will be somewhat easier. Hope this helps.
I've put in the name of a brother then added his first wife and their two children. They divorced. When I put his new wife and child in, I can no longer see the previous children attached to this brother. When I go to the tree for his name, it shows the previous wife (divorced) but no children as well as the new wife and child. Is there any way to get the children always showing even if it is following a divorce?
I would like to find my grandfather, or find out about my grandfather, but I only have his first and last name and that he lived in Califorina for a few years if not alwyas. Any ideas on where to start would be very helpful. I've tried googling him and I have no way of getting any more information. Thanks
The answer you received is correct. Some other suggestions would be to seach Social Security death records in California or even some of the other states. You dont say about when he lived or died or even if you knew how old he was. If you hit a dead end email me at email@example.com and I will see if I can help you. Barbara