Interested in your family history?  The best place to start is by talking to your older living relatives, the best time to start is NOW! Important links and vital clues can be lost when these people pass.

Create a book and start keeping notes, remember to attribute the stories/information to the correct people.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to photos – scan them and get them saved electronically. Certificates and special papers can also be scanned and stored on a reputable web storage facility such as

Remember sorting the information in some kind of order is less important than finding it  before it is lost forever.

Has anyone got advice or real life stories on their own family history searches?