Research family histories


Determine history of a family and its family tree by researching into existing genealogical databases, conducting interviews and performing qualitative research into reliable sources.

Alternative labels

investigate family histories
research histories of families
do genealogical research
research family history
trace family histories
researching family histories

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Research family histories is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Genealogist: Genealogists trace history and lineages of families. The results of their effort are displayed in a table of the descent from person to person which forms a family tree or they are written as narratives. Genealogists use analysis of public records, informal interviews, genetic analysis, and other methods to gain input information.

Optional skill

Research family histories is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Research family histories – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022