Tracing your ancestors back through time using genealogical records doesn't have to cost a ton of money. With a few clicks, you're able to access free genealogy websites with information from the U.S. as well as other countries. Hang on to your money and check out the best free genealogy websites to find your ancestors.
The U.S. National Archives online is a treasure trove of free information. They give you research tools and tips to help you find your ancestors. Some of the free records you can find through the Archival Research Catalog are: immigrant ship lists, military records, Native American and land records. Page through the genealogy article in Prologue Magazine for topics such as African American history, Immigration and the Civil War.
The USGenWeb Project is a treasure trove of free information to help you find your ancestors in the U.S. Click the "Projects" button to find maps, obituaries, church records and more. Search individual states and counties within that state for free birth, marriage, death, court and land records. More free records to find include bibles, biographies of local citizens, census records, cemeteries and military records. Each state link varies in the types of records available, and new records are being added all the time to keep genealogy free.
FamilySearch gives you free access to full text family history books, church records, birth, marriage, death and census records. Explore their free online genealogy classes and articles. New free records are added regularly, so you'll want to check back for updates. Click on "Search Records," "Web Sites" to find links to genealogical sites, court records, census records, military and much more.
Find free online family trees submitted by other users or upload one of your own. Rootsweb provides free access to the Social Security Death Index to help you find your ancestors. There's also message boards and mailing lists covering not only surnames, but also for U.S. states, individual counties, as well as other countries and ethnic groups. Build a genealogy website with their free service.
Cyndi's list is a site providing links to thousands of genealogy sites. Easily find free records on ancestors in other countries and in the U.S.. Read up on the history of a country, area or specific ethnic group. Find biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death, census records and more. Search old photos, personal genealogy sites and get tons of tips on researching your family history and organizing your genealogical research.
Thanks for the list. H5
Very informative, high 5!
Congrats on the front page. H5
Very helpful info so I can continue the work my Dad started!
I need to bookmark this list! What a great resource!
Great front page list. Enjoy it!
This would be a fun and interesting endeavor!
Excellent list on family history websites. Enjoy the front page.
Great list for researchers. I need to find a good site for tracing my Native American ancestry.
Good resources for researching family tree. Wish I had time...sigh HI5
Well written and interesting list. WOW!
Thanks for the inspiration to post my own genealogy-related list!
I will have to check these resources out!
Thanks for the list of free genealogy websites. H5!
Great list! I never knew there were so many FREE options for researching your family tree.
I will have to print this and pass it on to my neighbor, she was just telling me she would like to start on her Genealogy research. H5!
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