Start with yourself.
Work back in time from the facts you know.
Genealogy is fact based one document leads to another.
Don’t delve back in time to the earliest ancestor and start tracing forward.
Interview older relatives, tape or write down information immediately. Note: family stories, religious denominations & family occupations.
Calculate approximate dates of birth, marriage and death.
Establish the townland and poor law union your ancestors came from. www.seanruad.com
Trace one ancestral line at a time.
Be aware of townland spelling variations. www.logaimn.ie