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Beginning Your Family History

Step 2. Use family group sheets and pedigree charts

Organization is one of the primary guidelines to doing research. If you are not organized you will find yourself wasting time at the library, courthouse or home of a family member. Use pedigree charts and family group sheets to organize the vital facts (names, places and dates) about your family. Using these forms will show the information you are missing and allow you to put together a plan to make the most of your research time.

Blank genealogical forms are also sold at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Gift Shop, 30 N. Carroll, Madison (608-264-6565).

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