Family history research is fun.

Writing an entertaining and informative family history is all about research.

Researching my family history has taken me all over the world – via the internet. It’s amazing what you can find. I have found files in the US National Archive , the UK National Archive and the Australian National Archive. A wealth of material is available through searching these sites.

Web 2.0 also has much to offer the historian through blogs, YouTube and others.

There is also a wealth of online material accessible through websites like All kinds of records are waiting to be discovered, including census records, births marriages and deaths, military service records and so on. All human life is there just waiting to be discovered.

In addition to these, I have also trawled museums and discovered information from the national press using online archives. Then there are books and diaries and other secondary sources to consider. All fascinating stuff.

Where will all this research lead, and what skeletons will be rattled as a result? Who knows? But it’s a lot of fun finding out.

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