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If you have some information such as birth date or year, place of birth you can get started. A lot of what you are looking for depends on how much information you have. I use familysearch.org a lot. It is free but you need an account to use. We can help you if you post some information. You also need to be patient. Sometimes you will get a bunch of info and then maybe nothing for a few months or so. It takes time and persistence.
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Dear Ms. Genovese,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you review NARA’s website for tips on how to begin your genealogical research and Census Resources for tips on how to access census records that may are digitized in the National Archives Catalog or available on our partners’ websites as well as how to view them for free at a NARA facility. NARA has census schedules on microfilm dating from 1790 to 1930 but data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 due to the 72-year restriction on access to the Census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations.
You may wish to use Family Search for Free Family History and Genealogy Records; FamilySearch Wiki to begin your research using information known about your grandmother.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!