Researching genealogy to construct an extensive family tree is an interest shared by many individuals throughout the world. The first step is to begin with one’s parents. Some people may be surprised at how large their tree grows using only firsthand knowledge. A person can subsequently speak to other members of his or her family for more insight. At this point, several resources can be used to further expand the family tree.
There are a number of facilities that can provide valuable insight into family history, including local libraries. Libraries provide public records and old newspapers containing birth dates, obituaries, and other helpful facts. Finally, a number of websites provide assistance in the construction of family trees. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org are popular examples of genealogy websites.