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  1. Free Genealogy Sites for Researching Ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

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    Researching ancestors from England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland? Here’s a list of free genealogy sites for the UK and Ireland where you can find everything from census returns and military service records to birth, marriage and death indexes. We have included only sites that offer mostly or completely free records...
  2. Genealogy Glossary: Confusing Research Terms and Their Meanings

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    Family history research is full of terms that you may never have encountered before you began constructing your tree. Every genealogist, no matter how experienced, will find themselves pulling out the dictionary as they dig deeper into history. One of our favorite resources to draw from when encountering a word or phrase that we...
  3. Ellis Island Immigration Records: A Newly Redesigned Site Improves Research

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    The Ellis Island records website has long been a great place to find free ancestry information. Providing instant access to more than 50 million immigration records, it’s a vital resource for anyone with immigrant ancestry from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Recently we noticed that Ellis Island has...
  4. Colorful Family Relationship Chart Helps Answer the Question “How Are We Related?”

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    Whether you’re gathering with extended family for a holiday or reunion, or connecting with distant genetic cousins via email or facebook, it’s always convenient to have a firm understanding of how exactly everyone is related. It’s a simple enough task when you’re talking about first cousins, or even great aunts,...
  5. Family Tree Template Finder: Free Printable Charts for Genealogy

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    Looking for a family tree template for your genealogy research, class project or to frame as a gift? We’ve done our research and come up with some free printable and interactive family tree templates that are perfect for just about any need. From interactive pedigree charts to simple trees designed...

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