Researching Family History

This guides provides a brief overview of good starting places of researching family history.

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Tracing Your Story

Unidentified Group

Building a family history is not something easily done overnight. Even though online access to all types of materials has made research more accessible to more people, the process of putting together a family tree can be a years-long process that is never truly completed. There’s always some new shred of evidence that might come to light that can lead to the discovery of yet another connection that leads in turn to other connections. If you like puzzles and mysteries and research in general, researching your family will keep you entertained for many years.


Jeffrey Bowen
University of North Florida
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Subjects: Genealogy
Tags: ancestry, family history, family research, genealogy