Explore the History of You
Build your family tree and learn more about your ancestors with these resources.
- Write down everything you know from present to past.
- Write out the month when recording a date to avoid confusion later, and always use four digits when recording a year.
- Evaluate the sources of the information by comparing and verifying the information with two other sources.
- Avoid being a “name only” collector. Make a point of citing the sources so you remember where you have been.
- Take time to think about what you want to find before searching. Write down questions that you are trying to answer. Search in manageable steps.
- Use forms to keep information organized. Forms can be downloaded from Ancestry.com. Forms that are useful include the Individual Worksheet, Six Generation Chart, Research Checklist and Family Unit Chart.
- Use Cyndi’s List, opens a new window, a categorized and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
From 1880 to present, discover who got married, who died, and where they lived with this historic collection of newspaper articles and maps.
Nov 1st | 12:00am - Dec 17th | 12:00amOtterbein University Stichweh Gallery
Jan 26th | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
A veritable walking encyclopedia of stranger-than-fiction facts, Jessica gobbles up information like it's candy.