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The Christmas/New year period is when a number of people get started on their family tree. Often it’s a combination of meeting up with family and questions being asked or old photos being shown, as well as having some time to do it.

But the big question is “How do I start my family tree?”

To get you started, for the fourth consecutive year Findmypast (one of the word’s leading online genealogy websites, and the primary one for British family history), are holding ‘Start Your Family Tree Week’. This will run from 26 December 2014 through until 1 January 2015.

Designed for beginners, this seven-day event will provide getting started guides, expert insights, useful print-outs and resources, and a wealth of family history prizes. And while it is titled “Start Your Family Tree Week” it will include something for everyone, including expert researchers.

Be sure to keep an eye on their website and Facebook page.

Here are some starting tips that Findmypast have put up previously: 10 Tips to start your family history journey

And if you are wondering WHY you should start researching your family history, have a look at this short video.