Thursday, March 1, 2012

Getting Started - Family History Strategies - Part 3


This is the 3rd in a series of getting started on family history.
Click here for part 1
Cick here for part 2

Understanding the typical time lines often helps you to estimate in a practical way to  discover facts about your ancestors.

Use a fact/date to approximate or estimate other events.

For example:
  • Usually the first child was born 1 year after the marriage.
  • Most women married about the age of 21
  • A man usually married about the age of 25
  • Siblings often had similar life spans
  • People sometimes gave the name of a child that died as an infant to the next child.
This type of thinking makes you the number 1 best detective. It is most helpful in defining the search years you in put in your search parameters, thus refining the options you have to pour through.

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