Here are some hints for getting started if you are interested in making a family tree:
• There are many free family-tree “forms” available online. Start with what you know and work backward. These simple forms are a good starting point.
• Grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc., can be a wealth of information. Keep very good notes, because once they are gone, you will not be able to ask those questions.
• Don’t look just for birth and death certificates. Marriage licenses, census reports, cemetery records, etc. all can provide helpful information.
• Check the library to see if it has a genealogy section.
P.S.: Even audio or video record a brief conversation. It will be priceless later on.
If we fail to receive a response by midmorning, we do a little checking. This assures us that the senior is OK, and that any pets are cared for in an emergency.