Allan Scahill's County Mayo, Lancashire and Cheshire Roots

Only the rich never have to seek out their relatives. Proverb.


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New To Genealogy?

This Is A Brief Primmer On How To Begin

Blank Family Group Record Sheet


  1. Always start with what you know. Begin with yourself.

  2. Use birth, baptismal, marriage or other certificates to ensure correct dates and places. Check out this page for other sources found in the home.

  3. Enter your immediate family's details, in the order in which they were born and their relationship to you. Again, using certificates, where possible.

  4. Once you have your immediate family's details, you can branch out to the families of brothers, sisters, grandparents or the families of aunts and uncles.

  5. Where possible double check your details and cross reference with the appropriate certificate.

  6. Interview older members of your family to get the stories only they can tell. Once these family members have gone, there stories are gone with them.

  7. Use a tape recorder and let them know you are taping the conversation, but be careful how you use it, some people do not like to be taped.

  8. Ask them questions like: What did you do for enjoyment when you were younger or what they remember about their parents or other loved ones.

  9. Make it an enjoyable two-way conversation not an interrogation.

  10. When entering data into your computer or log, ensure you note who or where you received the information from. You never know when you may have to return to that source to double check some detail, and you will forget where you received it from.


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