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How To

10 Tips
Advice on “how to find family history without having to browse multiple ancestry sites.” Good place to begin your new hobby.


Ancestral Research and Family Trees
Free LDS family history site. Billions of names, thousands of search centers, 100 years at work “connecting families across generations.”

USGenWeb Project
“Directory to websites containing free genealogical resources for every US state and most counties.”
WorldGenWeb is an affiliated project covering the entire globe.

Free site for those researching African-American ancestry. Helpful beginner’s guide. Forums provide user interaction.

Excellent U.S. and U.K. search capabilities make this site worth a visit. Lot’s of free info to help you get started.

“Community of genealogists working together to grow an accurate single family tree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources.” All free.
“Most powerful free
family history search engine on the planet.” Free until your family tree reaches a certain size or unless you perform certain searches.
“The world's largest online family history resource.” Expensive, but comprehensive and wildly popular. How To’s, Family History 101, etc.



Cyndi’s List
Well-respected regularly updated comprehensive index of online family history resources. See the Beginners category for tips on getting started.

Lots of free resources: Get Started, Research Toolkit, archive of how-to articles, past issues of the magazine. Paid members get more.

Best FREE Genealogy Websites of 2017
Family Tree Magazine’s best free family history sites of 2017. If those nine aren’t enough, try their best 101 sites

Top DNA testing site also provides Neanderthal percentage! “Health + Ancestry” gives detailed health info along with ancestry info.

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