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 to choose from is often key to making those important discoveries.
So, we wonder, what are your favorite free family history research sites and resources?
Whether they’re huge international databases, or tiny regional initiatives, please share them with your fellow readers in the comments below! Hopefully, we’ll all learn something new.
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A great free resource is LDSGenealogy.com. it has an extensive directory to help locate records, as well as helpful articles about doing genealogy.
My favorite website is http://www.genealogists.com. With over 1,000 professional genealogists, historians, DNA experts, and university professors worldwide, Genealogists.com is the world’s largest family history research firm. Their site explains what records can be found where and is an indispensable tool for anyone doing family history research.
This has tons of information for all over the world, plus digital images from microfilm/microfiche, plus digitized books. This is one of my first go-to sites.