Free Genealogy Resources

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 U.S. National Archives Offers Millions of Free Genealogy Records Online

Like many people, I began my family history research at my regional National Archives office. And, while there is probably a center near you, you don’t have to travel at all to access many of their records. The National Archives and Records Administration offers a rich trove of online documents and they’re completely free.

Have American Ancestors? 15 Historic Events and Related Record Sets You Need to Know

Genealogy is our personal history, a deep dive into the events, decisions, and twists of fate that brought a family to its current place in time. But studying history in a broader sense provides fascinating context to our research. Political and economic change, war, and technology advances influenced our ancestors to leave their homes, start families, change careers, and even change their names.

4 Free Places to Research Your Colonial American Ancestors

Can you trace your ancestors back to Colonial America? If so, you may find that searching for your family during this time period is more challenging than you expected. But there is hope of discovering new insights – you just need to know where, and how, to look.

2 of the Top 3 Paid Genealogy Sites Offer Millions of Records for Free

Genealogy is an endless treasure hunt and, if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of your own treasure building your family tree. Subscriptions to the popular paid genealogy sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage can cost hundreds of dollars a year. That’s why, when you discover your fourth-great-grandmother for free, it truly feels like you’ve stuck gold! And it’s why we are all about mining the vast genealogy resources on the internet for free records.

12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors

The United Kingdom is truly an amazing place to discover your ancestors. Rich with history, each country’s heritage is unique to the land and its people. Whether your family is from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales you are sure to find heaps of records they left behind with the following resources to guide your way.