Getting Started

Updated as of March 27, 2012

So you want to know more about your family's history? You've come to the right place! Many of the members of our society are avid genealogists. Many have shared their findings on websites, at events, in Keith & Kin, and even in various books on the subject. And we gladly welcome you into our dialogue on the genealogy of the Keith family and its various spellings and clan septs.

The Internet has revolutionized genealogy in a number of ways - from online genealogies to discussion forums. It is our objective to help members research, record and publish their genealogy. We hope that this website will serve as a good starting point.


How to get started on your Family History - "The Five Steps"

In the VERY Beginning - "Halvor Moorshead presents a step-by-step guide for beginners."

Beginning Genealogy - "a great place to learn the basics of hunting for ancestors."

You Wanted to Know - "Jeff Chapman answers questions posed by Family Chronicle readers."

Top Ten Genealogy Mistakes to Avoid - "Kimberly Powell of covers the ten key mistakes that you will want to avoid in order to make your search a successful and pleasant experience."

Ancestor Seekers - Periodic "Dream Genealogy Vacations" - Spend a week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah with the help and advice from professional researchers. Theater trip, bus tours and other group activities! Research Trips offered several times each year. They also offer individually-priced professional genealogy research services.

YouTube Video

Tips For Searching Historical Newspapers: Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003 by

Click here to view in YouTube.


The Clan Keith USA has not verified nor endorses any of the information on this site but there is a DNA project at this link:


Austin, Cate(s), Dickson, Dixon, Dixson, Dick, Falconer, Faulkner, Harvey, Hackston, Haxton, Hervey, Hurrie, Hurry, Keath, Keech, Keeth, Keyth, Kite, Lumgair, MacKeith, Marshall, Urie, Urry


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