If there is one thing I can say about me, it's that I remember the importance of the past. I formulate my approach to life by looking at history, by learning from it, and by respecting it. I've always been the oddball amongst the people I knew because I love history, and I cherish it. It's important to me.
Tracing my genealogy is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and I'm now tired of putting it off. I long to learn about my ancestors, and to make sure they are remembered, to learn from them.
Growing up, my father told me of two notable peoples in our recent family history. The first being the Studebakers, some of the first automobile manufacturer's, and the one I'm very proud of, Dwight Eisenhower, who was a role model for me before was ever even told I was a descendant of his.
Which brings me to my question.
Where do I start? Ancestry.com seems to have a poor reputation among the "true" genealogists of the e-world, because it apparently provides poor documentation, if it provides any at all.
I know I'm not the only one on the Huddle with an interest for such things, so if someone else who has been down this road could provide me with a place to start and some important tips I need to know, it'd be appreciated.
Edited by Cat'sGrowl, 09 March 2012 - 08:52 PM.