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Genealogy : Learn How

Houston Community College Libraries offer students, staff, and faculty interested in Genealogy this subject research guide as a place to start. Use the tabs to locate books, articles, media, websites, tutorials, and more.

Online Tutorials for GENEALOGY


Here are just a few of many free, online tutorials to help you get started with your ancestor search.



These forms are the basics in beginning your search.  These free, downloadable forms are from the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

Begin your genealogical research by filling out the Pedigree Chart. Begin with yourself on line number one and continue backward in time. On the chart your dad is number two, your mom number three, then your dad's dad is number four and dad's mom number five, etc. there are no siblings on this chart. If you don't know exact dates or places, simply provide your best "guesstimate".

Additional forms called family group sheets will help you organize a family unit. A father and mother are placed on the lines at the top of the page and the information about their children is placed on the appropriate lines at the bottom of the page.

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