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I know this question may have a broad answer, but where should a person start in the quest to trace family history?

ShelbyBoy, etal:

I know this is a response to a VERY old post so if it's been answered to death please forgive me.

My (limited) experience has been that the very best place to start on a family history search is with your oldest living relatives, and the sooner the better. Get pictures or copies of pictures and find out (and note on the picture back) who, what and when the picture is about. Start searching for documentation as soon as you get any information about an ancestor so that you can get confirmation or help from your still living relatives.

wishing I had started this process many years ago
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