New Spouse and New Family Tree

The wedding was fun but for the family tree, this could be a whole new can of worms. I’m a genealogy enthusiast for my own family history, but what is the best way to begin tackling my new husband’s family tree? Yikes! 

Some of his relatives have done a bit of work through their own enthusiasm. In a perfect world, every relationship would be correct and sourced to the fullest extent. While a newbie geni, I learned the hard way that not all trees out there are correct or sourced. Not to mention all those copied and pasted trees. Those are a nightmare!

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. When looking back on the work in my own tree, I have said if I knew some of the pitfalls beforehand, then I would do my research differently. I’m going to keep that in mind moving forward with the new hubby’s tree.

Little by little, I will begin taking on my new family’s tree with some work done already by his relatives. My goal: tactfully and graciously use their trees as guides while doing my own review and search to document sources. Would love to hear any suggestions for this next research adventure!


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