The data of living persons will not be found online.I started searching for birth deeds, wedding deeds, mortality deeds.
Wedding deeds have the advantage that they also mention the parents of the bride and the groom.This way you also know whether the person has entered the marriage several times and whether you need to look for a death certificate. This way you also know the place of residence where you can start searching.
Since my grandmother had died, I searched for her wedding certificate, her surname Vorhoff comes even less, then a faithful deed with as groom the name of my grandfather and so you have the name of the two parents at the same time.With the name of the groom’s parents, you can go on again.
It is useful if you know multiple languages
The births/deaths used to be in the newspaper.
Via the link above you can find the birth and baptismal data of your place of residence as well as marriages, divorces, deaths and newspaper cuttings
The his link appears to have a possibility to register on the site itself as when clicking on the website. When one clicks on a link in the site one can also go directly to Free Family History and Genealogy Records , but one can thus choose
I would start with the still living family members.What can they tell you about their family? On the basis of this you will search the municipal archives and on the Internet. Genealogy Online Is a good site to start with.
I can remember a Tom Poes story.Marquis de Cantecleer said he had spent so much money to seek out his family history. The Soothsager replied that he had spent much more to cover the results. This reminds me of the remembrance of slavery in the Netherlands. One forgets that much simpler people in Aruba and perhaps also on the other islands of the Caribbean Netherlands had slaves. How slavery is defined is still unclear. It is sometimes about wage slaves.
Not with one of THE countless DNA tests offered.
Those are only there to knock your money out of the wallet.
If they are done properly they can tell you something about your ethnicities, but nothing about your family history.
Work backwards.To appeal to your siblings/cousins. Parents, uncles, aunts if they still live. First, try to build a structure as far back in time as you can or will. Who lived where, from when to when, had which children, was herself child of etc芒 鈧?娄 you will then get a family tree. That costs a lot of work. If you also want to give those names a face, and a story, then it will take a few years, according to how far you want to go back, and how sedentary or mobile your family was.
Start with photo albums and correspondence, reminders left and right in the family.Baptisms and mourning letters. Everything you can find, to provide that structure with information. You can of course request info from town houses, if you have a name with first names for someone (and date of birth?). Or to parishes (baptismal registers) for the further past.There are also platforms for genealogy, but I don’t know to what extent they can help you. For example: retrouver ses anc锚tres, ses racines, des cousins 茅loign茅s, and faisant ses magazine recherches g茅n茅alogiques gr芒ce 脿 Internet , if you are lucky there is also a botanical circle in the villages or cities where those people lived.Maybe someone has already made an attempt to start your family story.
Collect as much data as possible from your parents, grandparents and great grandparents.Take a free MyHeritage account (or a similar competitor). Enter the data and search for matches manually and/or wait for automatic matches. In addition, you have to interview your older relatives if they are still alive. After that it is too late.
As others have pointed out, start by asking questions to the still living relatives.In addition, every provincial capital has an archive on microfilm, but you will not find any data of any living. Furthermore, it may be a problem to find births, matrimonial data and death data at the time of the Second World War. A lot of data has been lost at that time.
If you manage to find this data, you can usually find data back to about the Napoleonic time.For details of this you must be at churches. Priests often wrote them up in Latin. In addition, not every priest was equally precise, let alone that they had a clear handwriting. Also, priests, who manage the data at the time of your visit, are not always keen to give you access to the data. Take a good photo camera with you. Further luck.
Talk, ask questions.Talk to older brothers, sisters. Talk to your parents (do not wait until they have become too old).
Talk to uncles, aunts and grandma/Grandpa.They still remember their contemporaries, your ancestors. I started to ask questions quite late, too bad because then it is only harder to get things bivenbtafel.
Stay through questions, not Drammen, talk.And record what is coming to you. After an hour you will lose everything you have heard. Believe me. And do it.
Consult municipal Archives and search for Internet in genealogical databases.Because now you have a few family names that you can go out.