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free genealogy sites

Posted: 28 Mar 2011 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Mar 2011 1:40PM GMT
I was trying to find relatives but am having problem with cost as I am unemployed and the sites want you to pay for there use. Are there truely free sites out there that don't require credit card info? Thank you for any information.

Re: free genealogy sites

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jun 2011 1:51PM GMT
Yes, there are some free sites. Just as on Ancestry.com, years covered may be limited. Many times this is not under Ancestry's control, but under the governmental entity that controls access to the record.

You don't say where you are located. FamilySearch.org is the biggest free site. RootsWeb is free. It's now run by Ancestry, but anything posted there is still free to access.

If you're in the US, check the GenWeb sites for the states or counties you're researching. Just Google "GenWeb" + (whatever state or county you want). Some GenWeb sites have a great deal of information; other sites have comparatively little.

If you're in the US, see if your local library provides Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest or other databases. If so, it's free and all you need is a library card. Or see if a library in the area you're researching has any online databases that you can access.

www.deathindexes.com lists all the US states and tells what online death records exist on a state or county level. The site tells you if it's free or fee-based. A link near the bottom of that site says "Genealogy Records and Resources." That leads to links of other types of online records. Again, the site tells if the link is fee-based.

Re: free genealogy sites

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 1:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are plenty of free sites, but please remember that this can be a very expensive hobby.

HH

Re: free genealogy sites

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 3:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your comment.

Re: free genealogy sites

Posted: 27 Dec 2011 6:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Genealogy & History Library Links website has links to a lot of good websites for researching.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genealogyl...
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