Since so many of us here in the States have roots in other countries, we’re obsessed as a nation with tracing our family trees. It can be daunting, especially since so many of our older relatives have passed on, and we don’t have many ways to verify what we’re even looking for, not to mention whatever we might find. If you’re embarking on a quest to trace your family tree, I have some tips that will send you on your way prepared to learn all you can!
1. Talk to the Matriarch/patriarchs
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When was the last time you had tea with your grandmother or great-aunt Jenny? Pay them a visit and ask them for stories, photos, and information. They’re a wealth of knowledge and history, and you know they’ll appreciate the attention!