I am very lucky in that a lot of my family history has already been documented by dedicated family members in the past.
My grandfather Ernest Holmes wrote an autobiography called "Ledger of Life".
My Uncle John Vincent Feeney wrote an autobiography called "Dusty Boots".
My grandfather Gerlad Victor Delane (Jaeschke) wrote a diary of his time in the war.
The Jaeschke Connections, by Dulcie Love, published in 1987 provided a very good basis with one of my ancestry lines being completed.
My Mum Marj Delane had been documenting her life on a daily basis since 1963 in a daily diary.