History is a fascinating subject, particularly when you are exploring your own family history. The term family history used to be synonymous with genealogy, but now it applies more to the biographical research into one's ancestors, the aim being to produce a well-documented narrative history of your ancestors, which would be of interest to family members and perhaps to future generations. The study of family history involves putting flesh on the skeleton that is produced by genealogy - and involves the study of the historical circumstances and the geographical situation in which your ancestors lived. When you can associate historical events with particular generations or individuals of your family history really comes alive!
Some of the best sources of information for family history are: