If you are interested in finding out about your ancestry the best place to start is with your own immediate family. Find out all about your mother, father, grandmothers, grandfathers, great grandmothers and great grandfathers. Make a list. Set up a separate page for each person. Find out their details. Like this……
Grandmother’s Name (on Father’s side)….. Margaret Burke
Maiden Name: Doyle
Date of Birth: 1877
Place of Birth : Camolin, Co. Wexford
Gorey Convent Secondary School, (1890-95)
Trinity College: 1895-98
Date of Marriage: 1901
Place of Marriage: Monaseed, Co. Wexford
Children of Margaret Burke and James Doyle
James b. 1902
Nicholas b. 1903
Mary b. 1904
Jane b. 1906
Date of Death: 1950
Place of Burial: Craanford, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Having found out all the main details then try to find out some interesting things about the person. Was she famous? Did she have any interesting hobbies? Where did she live?
Try to find some old photographs.
Chances are you may know all that information about your immediate ancestors but it gets a bit more difficult as you progress back through time. See the next post for information sources that are freely available.