As you can imagine, it can be hard enough finding genealogy information, but even harder when your source of information – your parents – have no idea where their relatives are or where they went.
It wasn’t until a friend suggested that the easiest way to discover my family tree was looking on the internet that I made any headway. It was a bit overwhelming with so much information available and so many websites to look through. Instead of searching for genealogy or family tree I was trying to search by their names and I got disheartened with the amount of results that came up for social networks, forums and loads of other sites. I wasted hours and hours with no results.
What a relief to have found out about public records searches – finally, I don’t have to trawl through thousands of web pages with no results. It’s quite addictive as well. Although my family tree starts in Spain, I have already been able to information on a great-uncle and an aunt on my father’s side.
If you had asked me a couple of months ago what genealogy was I wouldn’t have been able to tell you and now I am building my own family tree!