It doesn’t matter whether your ancestors were famous, infamous, or as awesomely ordinary as a milkman. Knowing their stories—their successes, failures, joys, and sorrows—can bless your life with strength and inspiration.
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Step 1: Add what you know to Family Tree.
- Add your parents and grandparents to start your tree. Anything you add about a living individual is viewable only by you.
- Consider contacting other family members who may have missing information about your ancestors.
Step 2: Watch for hints.
- We’ll use information you add about your deceased relatives to automatically search historical records for more details about your family story.
- Blue “record hint” icons mean that we found a record that might have information that will help you find your ancestors.
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