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Explain how these resources can help you chart your family tree:
Obtain at least one genealogical document showing proof of some information on your information on your pedigree chart or family group records. Give a description/summary of the document and show it to your counselor:
Describe how you would evaluate the genealogical information you found on the genealogical document:
Begin your family tree by listing yourself and include at least two additional generations. You may use the chart in the merit badge pamphlet or the genealogy software program of your choice. Show your chart to your counselor.