Simple Start to Family History

January 18, 2017  - by 

Family History Simple Start: Start Your Family Tree

You want to do family history. You really do. But perhaps you aren’t sure how to start or don’t know if you have time to figure it all out.

What if you could easily weave some simple family history tasks into your busy life? We’ve chosen a few here to highlight, including instructions and links. So get rid of the guilt, and try one—or several—of these quick, fun tasks and have a meaningful family history experience right away!

Family History Simple Start: Start Your Family Tree Family History Simple Start: Explore Your Heritage Family History Simple Start: Discover New Apps
Family History Simple Start: Hints: See What FamilySearch Found Family History Simple Start: Add a Photo or Audio Story Family History Simple Start: Search the Site
Family History Simple Start: Use FamilySearch Apps

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  1. I have been sent scan RC baptism of my ancestor, Clara Gladys Herbert. It is terrific. It is a wonderful document to behold. And the archivist has explained the Latin text to me. Clara took ill six days after she was born, 11th August, 1888. She was not expected to live. So her father, Wilfriid, baptised her. 15th, August, 1888 at home. Witness was the doctor. Clara recovered and was baptised by the RC priest on the 28th August, 1888. At the Catholic church, Kensington. The detail on the RC baptism register is truly wonderful. Giving all the details of the earlier baptism by Clara’s father, Wilfrid. And the mother’s maiden name. I am so emotional at the moment reading the baptism register scan that I find it difficult to eat. And have just had a cup of tea. I am indebted to the brilliant archivist at Westminster Diocesan RC Archives. He is a very good and polite man. Thank you for reading my post. John Dedman

  2. I am getting nowhere with my search. I am looking for ancestors from mainly Dublin names of James Burke born around 1880 fathers Name William Burke James married Jane witty 1900 Dublin can anyone help please thanks

  3. My ancestor Wilfrid V Herbert is on 1891 census on here as Hilfred F Herbert. But not aged 49 as he was in 1891. His age is given as 27.
    Birthplace Gloucester Road Kensington: correct.

    Will admit that the enumerator or his assistant must have been literaturely sp challenged. It does look as though they have written Hilfred F Herbert. And the age has been smudged quite badly on the original page

  4. My g-grandparents, James Higgins and Bridget Finneran (sp) Higgins came fo America circa 1860.
    I do not know where in Ireland they were born and have been researching this for sevreral years..to no avail.
    I have information on them living in Boston, MA, where I was raised. Any help at all would be appreciated.

    Sincerely, Judy Higgins Parker

  5. Problems finding Johann Heinrich Friedrich Bohnenkamp, and his wife
    Anna Wilhelmine maiden name: Peter, in Bramsche,
    I have located some info on:
    Child born 1880, Bohnenkamp, Anna Margarethe Dorette.
    Also a Son, Herman and anpther daughter Elizabeth
    Arriving in the USA around 1889 on the “SS Fulda ”
    Any help would be greatly appriciated

  6. This Website makes me angry, people who are living are listed as deceased with information about them posted, My photos of family members I have posted on other webpages show up her as belonging to others. Years of hard work posted here as the work of others. I`m done here.

  7. I am new to family search. I have several birth and death dates that I could add to my family members-if I knew how! Anyone want to enlighten me?

  8. i have came to a full stop re my great grandfather, i have his death certificate and his date of birth but i am unable to locate his marriage certificate can ANY member give me some guidance