Question by  Jalaine11 (2043)

How do you learn more about your great grand parents without paying a fee?

I would like to learn more about my heritage but do not want to pay a fee to do so.


Answer by  malone (4817)

Go to familysearch dot com The site is run by the Mormon church and is available to anyone and everyone around the world. They also have brick-and-mortar libraries with helpful staff at the churches in most communities. It's a remarkable service.


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

Find your local LDS church (Mormon or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). You don't have to be Mormon or be interested in their church to use their genealogy/family history libraries, which are free to the public. Contact the church, and they will let you know when the libraries are open and give you free assistance as well.


Answer by  notenoughfacts (257)

The best way to learn more about your family is to ask living relatives. Whether it's your parents, who would be helpful because these were their grandparents, or aunts or uncles or better yet, ask your grandparents if you're lucky enough still to have them. Relationships with real people in your family is key.


Answer by  babalu (177)

Check out the Genealogical Society in your town or county. Often, they will have years upon years worth of information on the people who lived there. Also ask family members who may remember them or have information about them.


Answer by  sunflower249 (338)

Start with the people around you - get as much information as you can from your relatives, especially elderly ones. This will prove useful if you want to research further.

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