Have European Ancestry? Here are 30 Free Genealogy Sites to Search

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Have European Ancestry? Here are 30 Free Genealogy Sites to Search

Genealogy research can be challenging enough, but moving beyond the borders of your own country to discover records in other nations can feel downright impossible at times. If you have European ancestry, one of the greatest challenges can simply be locating quality databases and resources that are affordable.

That’s why we’ve taken the time to build our free genealogy site finder, doGenealogy. doGenealogy lists dozens of places where you can search for your ancestors online without signing up for free trials or paying a membership fee. Many of these no-cost sites have been created by government institutions for the public good, or by dedicated volunteers, and offer record collections found nowhere else.

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Below you will find 30 of these resources, providing access to free genealogy records and helpful information for various locations in Europe. After the main list you will also find these resources, and others, sorted by country. Not all European countries are included, only those we currently have several sites for in our database.

Some sites in the list may provide records and information for various locations and some resources for researching your ancestors post emigration are also included. Each link points to a full description of the site on doGenealogy. From there, you can easily visit the site or save it to your Research List. We hope this collection will help you locate your European ancestors. Good luck!

30 Free Genealogy Sites for Researching Your European Ancestry

1. Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives


2. Scottish BMD Exchange

3. LitvakSIG

4. The National Archives of Ireland

5. Avotaynu

6. EastEuropeGenWeb

7. German Genealogy Server

8. FreeREG

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9. GeneaFrance

10. Dos Bundesarchiv

11. National Archives Censuses of Iceland

12. IrishGenealogy.ie

13. Släktdata

14. WorldGenWeb Project

15. Danish Family Search

16. Fichier Origine

17. British Library, India Office

18. The All Galicia Database

19. Ireland & United KingdomGenWeb

20. RomanyGenes

21. Italian Genealogical Group

22. Welsh Genealogy

23. BritRoyals


25. Genealogia W Archiwach

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  • Lucia Rocha
    September 12, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Dear Sirs,
    I’m Brazilian and I’m looking for the City in Portugal in wich my granfather was born, in December 18, 1920.
    He was called José Fernandes do Amaral, his father name was Manoel Fernandes do Amaral and his mother name was Maria Moniz.
    He married my grandmother in july 14, 1924, here in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.
    He came to Brazil in 1920, and died here in January 10, 1959, when he was 58 years old.
    Can you help me in my reaearch please.
    Looking foward hearing from you,
    Lucia Helena S..Rocha

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