Start with what you know and work backwards.

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How do I start with family hisoy?

Start with what you know and work backwards.

Always work from the information that you have and work backwards in time. This way you can establish connections in a methodical and professional way. Trying to make a connection by starting with a possible ancestor and working forwards very rarely works and is more difficult than it sounds. Make a list of all the things you already know and work from there.



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