There are hundreds of family genealogy
sites on he web which give information on how to research your own
A major site is www.ancestry.co.uk
which requires you to register.
A lot of free information can be
found on the Internet at sites like www.british-genealogy.com and
There is also a useful step by step
guide on how to create your own family tree at www.howto.co.uk/family/family-genealogy-tree/
This free online book provides you with the knowledge you need to
build the history of your ancestors, without leaving the comfort of
your own home.
Remember you can go back via your mother's family
or your father's family in order to increase the chance of finding
some interesting ancestors. It is best to interview all living relatives
first to get a picture of the immediate family's layout but remember
some memories can become hazy very quickly. Once you have a few acts
you can them go on to look at records in Local Record offices or the
local history section of public libraries. Many records are also held
at the Public Record Office in Kew. Many parish records have been
recorded by the Mormons so it does not necessarily mean a trip to
the Parish Church where your ancestor was born or married although
this may prove exciting.
You don't have to buy an expensive family tree
package but you can buy reasonably cheap software over the Web which
will help you make your family tree look impressive.