Free Genealogy Resources

African American Genealogy: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors Online

Anyone who has spent time doing family history research knows the many challenges involved in building a family tree with complete and accurate information – but researching African American ancestors can present its own unique set of complications. In this guide we talk about how to get started, discuss common challenges and highlight the best resources to help you uncover your family’s roots.

Over 180 Million Irish Genealogy Records are Free Right Now

Saint Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating your Irish roots, and what better way to do it than by researching your ancestors from the Emerald Isle. Luckily, some big genealogy research sites have made more than 180 million Irish records free for a short time.

Free Family Tree Lesson Plans for Kids and Teens

Free family history lesson plans can make the job of teaching genealogy to kids and teens simple and fun. Here are the very best resources for homeschoolers, classroom educators and librarians.

8 Genealogy Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Researcher

If you’re among the 49% of Americans who have never listened to a podcast, there’s never been a better time to start – especially if you love learning about family history research. In this article we’ve gathered together a list of eight incredible genealogy podcasts we love.

Can You Find Your Ancestors in These Old English Criminal Records?

You don’t have to have murderers or famous outlaws in your family tree to make use of criminal records in your research. If you have ancestors who lived in England in the last three and a half centuries you do not want to miss the vast (and free) collections of The Old Bailey Online and its sister site the Digital Panopticon. 

10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or trying to break down a frustrating brick wall. Here are 10 places you’ll find them for free.

The 10 Best (Mostly Free) Scottish Genealogy Sites for Finding Your Ancestors

If you are lucky enough to be from Scotland, or are of Scottish descent, then you will love the plethora of records just waiting to be researched here (tha thu fortanach, gu dearbh). Scotland, with its majestic green mountains veiled by waves of mist, is such a wondrous place to behold! Let this guide to her online historical records lead you back in time to the land of your Highland or Lowland ancestors.

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