Share Your Story

You don’t have to live in the White House to dig into your family tree. Start now by talking to your oldest relatives and finding out the names of their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents. Collect family birth, marriage and death records. Click on the links below to find more information about your ancestors. Then share your stories here. Every family has their own American Tapestry. I’d love to hear about yours. Please describe your discoveries and the mysteries you´re still hoping to unravel on my Facebook page.



National Archives

The National Archives offers tips on how to get started researching your family tree, free online access to some historical records and a calendar of genealogical workshops around the country.

National Archives »


Family Search

Family Search offers free online access to historical records, including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military records, among others, from the United States and other countries.

Family Search » offers paid subscribers access to genealogical records, census, birth, marriage, death, military, land, immigration and other records, from the United States and other countries. »


DNA Testing

Several companies can help you find uut more about your ancestry and your ethnic heritage through DNA testing, including FamilyTreeDNA and 23andme.

FamilyTreeDNA »

23andme »