Finding my ancestors?
Topic: Online research documents
June 17, 2019 / By Ernest Question:
i need some help finding some of my ancestors
ive been told im related to rocky marciano and nicola sacco
coming from my mom and dads side.......My last name is sacco so i thought it might be true
is there a free way to find this out...where i can see the different branches and stuff im only 15 so im not paying for anyhing online
if u have any answers or u think u related to me just help
ok....i found out alot of stuff just from my parents like birth and death places and things like that....also found out my great grandparents names.....so what do i do now
Best Answers: Finding my ancestors?
Colten | 5 days ago
TJ, there are many things online that are free.. among them, the BEST are those which explain how genealogy works, and what you need to do. To confirm your connection will involve TWO things.. that is, verifying your own actual ancestors, THEN look to see if there is info about either Rocky or Nicola. OK?
YOUR documents depend on what your family may or may not already have. This is the core of genealogy. Things like birth or death certificates. For example.. say that your dad remembers his grandfather Sacco, but not sure exactly when he was born or died. Those are details. If you know when he died (maybe from an online source), then you look for more, like his obituary, or census records to show WHO were his brothers/sisters, parents, etc.
If you have to order these, they do cost. The US census (which counts everyone) is open to research up until 1930. Only one place (ancestry) has ALL of that. An alternative is to check at your local library. Some have subscriptions for you to use. It just means you have to go there to use it.
This guide is free...
start there, and start collecting facts about your immediate family, and go from there. As you go, come back and ask questions.. we are here to help.
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Originally Answered: Why are all of my ancestors norse gods?
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