To make a search for your ancestors easier there are some basic things you should know before you go to the historical records in holdings.
- The name of the person/s
- The year in which they were born or died
- The year they arrived
- The name of the ship on which they arrived (optional)
- Was your ancestor a prominent member of the society, for example a Mayor?
- Did they work for the government?
- Did they own land and when?