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Ask any genealogist (hobbyist or pro), and most of them will admit to making “rookie” mistakes. Many will have had to start a tree over (or delete several branches) from the beginning for being too click-happy when it comes to shaking leaves and other hints. We get it – you’re just so excited about finding something, and you don’t really know any better. Hopefully, this post will help save you from some of the most common mistakes that get made when you’re the new kid on the genealogy block.


Yesterday, we discussed how to start building a family tree.  Once your very basic family tree is done, it’s time for the fun (and sometimes not-so-fun) to begin.  Now, we have to venture off into the mysterious unknown. “Finding” the Next Generation Open Up the Lines of Communication The very best resource for family history


So you want to build a family tree?  Some people start this journey to find answers to the big question, “Who am I?”, some want to have a visual representation of how everyone is connected for a family reunion or school project, while others are trying to leave something behind for future generations.  Whatever your