Free Genealogy Web Sites

1. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world

2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree

3. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe

4. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages

5. Google Maps: Google Maps can help you find places, look at the distance between places, and see topographical or satellite images of geographical areas.

6. Google Books: Many out of print books have been scanned and can be read for free on the Google Books page.

7. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

8. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss

9. Cyndi’s List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online

10. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK

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11. POWVETS: WWII POW search for prisoners of war held in German camps.

12. RootsWeb: world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information

13. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research

14. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK

15. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre 1950

16. Guild of One-Name Studies: extensive surname research site

17. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands

18. UK National Archives: official National Archives of the UK

19. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland

20. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland

21. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German)

22. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources

23. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases

24. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging

25. Billion Graves: headstone records

26. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations

27. GenDisasters: for researching disasters and other events your ancestors might have been involved in

28. RomanyGenes: Romanichal ancestry research

29. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries

30. Släktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)

31. Hispanic Genealogy: wonderful list of resources for researching Hispanic ancestry

32: Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily

32. Allen County Public Library: Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States.

33. GENEALOGY FOR KIDS: BUILDING A FAMILY TREE Genealogy is the study of family history. It includes details about how people are descended from an ancestor, how people are related to each other, where families are from, how they may have traveled from country to country, where they lived, what kind of work they did, and what sorts of lives they led. A family tree is a visual representation of a family’s lines of descent. Some family trees include photos and other vital information. Researching a family’s genealogy and making a family tree is a great way for kids and adults to learn more about who they are. It also brings history to life in a new way, making it possible to see how historical events impacted one family: the researcher’s own. Genealogy is also a great way to sharpen research skills.