Once you have interviewed all the relatives you can find or indeed who want to be interviewed you will have probably caught the Genealogy or Family History Bug! So where do you go next?
Get Familiar with your Local Archives
When you want to complete your family tree, the best place to find information when you no longer have access to it through your relatives, is to go and visit your local Archives office. This huge library of records, certificates, historic books, and databases provides a wealth of information that you will cherish. When you visit the Archives, you will get so stuck into all the piles of books, that you will probably not even realize how much time goes by when you are there!
Find My Family History Online
Yes, you can find most of your family history online nowadays, which saves you a trip or two, especially if you don't live near to the Archives or any other sources for gaining access to official records.
There are hundreds of website that are dedicated to providing databases to birth records, death records, marriage records, shipping logs, census lists dating back to the 1800's, and many other documents that date back to the medieval times. Just utilizing online sites, you can learn so much about your family history and reach further back in time than you normally would if you had to get hold of the records and visit libraries, and source the physical documentation yourself.
Digitized documents make the whole process so much easier and allow you to learn so much more at a much faster pace.
One of the things you might want to take a look at is the free trials offered by sites such as Ancestry.com. These allow you to do further research before you have to decide if you have really caught the genealogy bug and want to invest in a full membership.
How to Find my Family History Overseas
If you have ancestors that are from a different country, it is almost impossible for many people to actually visit and go to the Archives and find the information themselves. This is why the online sites such as Ancestry are so vital because you can access detailed family records from all over the world including the UK and Ireland, Scotland, the United States, Europe, Australia and more.