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Your guide to the ultimate family tree: How to trace your lineage back centuries – Tyler Morning Telegraph

DETROIT – Jessica Trotter went from working on a heritage Girl Scouts badge in elementary school to tracing back her lineage three centuries.Now, Trotter, 44, of Lansing, Michigan, is helping others do the same by exploring genealogy, the study of family and family history. Trotter authors a blog, www.genieroadtrip.com, packed with advice, and she is often tapped to lead talks.“I just really like finding out about, I guess, the lives that lead to mine,” Trotter said.Trotter and other genealogy experts shared their tips for unearthing your roots, from the use of archives to DNA tests and by tapping storytellers in …

 

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