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What Do You Know About Your Family Tree?

Isabella came home from school with a unique school assignment. Her teacher had asked each student to make a three generation family tree. So she sat down with her parents and tried to get as much information as possible from them. The first generation was quite easy as both of her parents knew the information or had it readily available. However, when trying to go further back she was finding that her relatives were having trouble remembering accurately all of the necessary details she needed.

Her mother had an idea to find the information needed by searching through civil court records. There are many Internet sites available where you can search court records and find documents such as marriage certificates and birth records. Once you find out this specific information you can easily continue through your family tree quite easily. In fact once Isabella completed her project, she decided to continue on to find out as much information as she could about her family.

She began with her mother’s side of the family and found lots of interesting information such as having a relative that died while serving during the American Revolution and that most of the relatives on her mother’s side where originally from England. She has decided that once she completes this side of her family tree that she will get started searching through court records to find out about her father’s side. 

Have you ever considered doing a family tree to find out who you might be related to?  It is a fun way for you and your family to find out your family’s history and you never know what you may find along the way. Who knows, maybe you are decedents of royalty or perhaps your family comes from a line of pirates. No matter what the case, it is always fun to find out exactly where we came from. Researching civil court records is a great way to get all the information that you need.

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