Weekly Planner: Preparing for Family Gatherings

The holiday season and family get-togethers provide a great opportunity for family historians to glean information from relatives that can further your research. Whether you are planning on conducting formal interviews or just a little discreet prying, a little pre-planning can go a long way. Take some time to review what you know and what information you need to know. Then come up with a list of questions, the answers to which may give you some guidance. Check out the list of interview questions in the Ancestry Library for some ideas.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Planner: Preparing for Family Gatherings

  1. I was wondering, where do you get a historical timeline to go with your family tree. Here is an example. One family line of ours lived on Castle Street, before Holyrood Castle in Edinburgh Scotland during the time of Mary Queen of Scots. I would love to take our family line & make a graph with the historical events of Scotland & that family. We have another line in England that goes pretty far back also, I would like to do the same for them.

    I have Family Tree 8 as well as a world membership. Any thoughts or can you point me to any software? Thanks

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