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  1. What’s Your Favorite Free Genealogy Resource? Please Share

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    We get a lot of questions at Family History Daily about locating free genealogy resources on the web. While we certainly have our favorites, and do our best to stay up-to-date on new research options, we also know that best is a relative term. Having a wide variety of great research and educational options...
  2. Access Genealogy Databases for Free On Your Library’s Website

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    Looking for a free way to access a variety of genealogy records online? Well there’s good news. An increasing number of libraries are now providing complementary access to genealogy resources directly on their websites. Free access to sites like Ancestry, Fold3, World Vital Records or genealogy related ebooks are a great way to save on...
  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. 15 Genealogy Books You Can Read for Free With Kindle Unlimited

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    Amazon has a fairly expansive selection of genealogy books and a surprisingly large amount of them are available “free” to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. For the monthly price of $9.99, Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read an uncapped amount of books from the more than 700,000 choices available. While some of these books...
  5. Google Image Search for Genealogy: How to Use Your Family Photos to Expand Your Research

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    Do you have an old family photo you cannot identify? Are you unsure of the time or place a photo was taken in? Perhaps you want to connect with others who are researching a specific ancestor you have an image of? Try using Google Image Search to aid you in your...
  6. FamilySearch.org: 5 Reasons We Love the LDS Family History Website

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    Whether you’re fairly new to genealogy, or a seasoned pro, you’ve most likely used FamilySearch.org. Recently they released some seriously awesome improvements and we couldn’t help but take the time to share some of the reasons we love, love, love the LDS family history website now more than ever. 5...

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