Family history -- aka genealogy -- can be a most interesting activity!
Whether you are looking up your own ancestors, or indexing documents so other researchers can find them, or tidying up the database -- FamilySearch.org is the place to be. It is a free online public UNIVERSAL family tree started and maintained by the LDS church. (Because this database does not share info about living persons, it is useful for searching for relatives and ancestors without having the to worry about identity theft.) The goal of this site is to be a place where any/every document -- birth certificate, marriage record, death or cemetery papers, census records, obituaries -- can be connected to the people listed therein.
Today Lois shares how to start and ways to proceed if you are interested in genealogy.
Solving mysteries and finding connections are most satisfying!