If you are new to genealogy, the first thing to do is ask yourself what do you know. What do you remember about your family?
Interview family members about their lives and what they remember about your mutual family members.
Use a lineage chart to keep track of your biological family. This is the roadmap to your family.
For each couple on the lineage charge, use a group sheet to record information about the entire family.
Remember, no two people will have the same memories about people and places. We recall what we are interested in and what stood out in an event.
Siblings have different memories and different histories.