Trace your family tree in 10 steps

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a project to show family history newbies exactly how you can start researching your family tree with findmypast.co.uk. I’ve used an example from my own ancestry – my paternal Silk line – and have actually managed to trace my tree back to about 1794 using these 10 steps.

To take a look at my progress, simply click on the image below and a powerpoint presentation will start downloading.

If you then select ‘notes page’ in the ‘view’ section of the tool bar at the top of the screen, you’ll be able to see my notes along with the images on the presentation itself. Alternatively, if you wanted to print the presentation, simply select ‘notes pages’ in the drop down box under ‘print what’ and it will print both my notes and the images.

I hope you find it interesting – let me know what you think!

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5 Responses to “Trace your family tree in 10 steps”

  1. Allysa Says:

    Hi there,

    Please add me to the database for updates.

  2. Charles Silk: Post Office Sorter « Amy: Finding My Past Says:

    […] part of this project to show newcomers to family history how you can start tracing your family tree, I discovered that […]

  3. Ngaire Says:

    I am looking for William and Maria Howard. They lived in Devon England. They had a son William Henrey HOWARD. born 11th Sep 1856. Reg: Topshom /Exeter /Devon. He was one of about five. W.H. HOWARD was my Grandfather. He came to N.Z. on board the DILHARREE 1874/75. Do William and/ or Maria and/ or any of their family feature in youre research please?

  4. Amy Says:

    Hello! I haven’t found any links to Devon in my tree yet, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and will let you know if I find anything. Thanks, Amy

  5. Picking up the Silk trail « Amy: Finding My Past Says:

    […] done a bit of research into my Silk line two years ago and had managed to trace the family back to the […]

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