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Posted by Grace Mitchell on December 20th 2011 under Free Genealogy Resources

Genealogy ResourcesGenealogy and family history are such a huge discipline that no single site can ever contain all the available information. One of the main reasons for this is that online genealogy is like a grassroots movement that is built from the ground up; everyone takes part and everyone contributes what they can to the general knowledge base, so we may all benefit from freely available knowledge. That’s why we recommend using as many resources and sites as you can. That said, not all sites are created equal. Some are informative and interesting, while others are deep and specific, and a few a just a waste of time. With millions of sites out there, it’s easy to get lost. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of recommended genealogy resources:

  • is a large database for both beginning and professional genealogists. Membership includes access to their Genealogy Browser and unique Handprint technology.
  • is a relatively new buy rapidly growing genealogy resource. With over 1 billion records, it is one of the largest databases in the world.
  • Cyndi’s List is a complication of thousands of genealogy websites, categorized by subject, location and more. It is maintained and updated by Cyndi alone.
  • Genealogy Today is a one-stop-shop resource, including a search engine, wiki, articles, and data.
  • Census finder specializes in finding census records, as its names suggests. With more than 30,000 links, it’s one of the biggest census directories to date.
  • Meaning of Names helps you uncover the meaning of your name.
  • UK Genealogy Links is a directory that focuses on UK Genealogy.
  • American ancestors is the online home of the New England historic genealogical society. Highly recommended.
  • There are, of course, many more websites worthy of mention. If you have a particular website you like, why not share it with the rest of us?

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