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I’m starting a lineage society application. What do I need to do first?

When you’re trying to gather dozens of records for a lineage society applications, it can be hard to know where to start. There are two steps that can save you time, effort, and stress:

  1. Verify that you can make all parent-child connections. Try to find documents tying the parents and children together, because if you can’t make those connections, the line won’t be usable. This is the number one reason people get stuck part way through the process. Once you have that confirmation, you can fill in the gaps.
  2. Order all vital records. Births, deaths, and marriages can take a while to arrive. Get the applications started as early as possible. That way you can have them ready to go once you’ve succeeded in documenting the rest of the line.

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