The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Getting Started.

The book, "One Man's Family" was a great start, it really piqued my interest. But, I wanted to seriously trace my grandparent's pedigree. I didn't know where to start.
Often, when I want to learn something new, I look to About.com. They have sections on almost everything. More information than you could ever need.
Sure enough, they have a great genealogy section.
I needed a way to organize my information, and they had a link to download a free pedigree chart. This is invaluable for recording your ancestry.
They also provide a list of free databases. I began combing through the records at Rootsweb. This free service is provided by Ancestry.com and is part of a project called WorldConnect.
I was up and running.

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