According to Wikipedia,
"Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.
The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling."
There are many ways to go about genealogical research. The two main types are Family Lines and DNA Research. We use both. Some are Free while others charge a fee. Those that charge a fee usually allow you to get more in depth information. The main sites We use are Genebase.com & Ancestry.com. Both of these sites deal with lineage and DNA.
Clan Brodie of the Americas is trying to build a giant Brodie Tree. It can be seen at Mundia.com. We would love to include your line.
Here are links to some of our souces: (they will open in a new window)