|Stop: I'm not interested|
My tourist immediatley said "I'm not interested. I've spent 5 years researching the owner of the property next door, and I can tell you it's a pain. I'm not going through that again for any reason.
My response was to ask for one ancestors name who for sure had passed away. I was given the name and I went to FamilySearch.org. Immediately I found that great grandfather and his family in a census.
The response from this tourist? Glued to the screen the comment was, "there is a child in that family I never knew about." Hooked might be a good word to describe the remiaing hour. We found many more and printed the documents to take home.
Getting started, getting excited is just about that easy if you just go to http://familysearch.org/ and do as this tourist did with me. Enter a name in the search boxes and go. It's as easy as Google.
In the upper left hand column of this blog is the link box pictured below. It has some simple and valuable tips on searching on http://familysearch.org/
If you want to start building a pedigree chart and be a part of the world wide family tree sign up for a family search account and get going on FamilySearch Family Tree.The videos in the upper part of the blog, as depicted below can be reached by clickin that link.