Libraries and Archives for Genealogy

Why Local Libraries and Archives Are Still Vital to Your Research

Ever-growing access to online records means that many family history researchers aren’t taking advantage of physical repositories like they used to. But, as we discuss in this article about the important of offline records, a great deal of what we need to really understand our ancestors still cannot be found digitally.

Free Genealogy Resources

Billions of no-cost records are available online. Find them here.

Where to Search for Free Obituaries Online

Where to Search for Free Obituaries Online

Stop Spending Hours Looking for Nonexistent Records: Do This Instead

Stop Spending Hours Looking for Nonexistent Records: Do This Instead

11 Old Map Collections That Every Family Historian Should Know About

11 Old Map Collections That Every Family Historian Should Know About

The Complete Guide to U.S. State Census Records by Year

The Complete Guide to U.S. State Census Records by Year

Have Ancestry DNA Data? Use It On MyHeritage for Free

Have Ancestry DNA Data? Use It On MyHeritage for Free

African American Genealogy: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors Online

African American Genealogy: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors Online

These Genealogy Sites are Providing Free Resources During the Pandemic

These Genealogy Sites are Providing Free Resources During the Pandemic

Over 180 Million Irish Genealogy Records are Free Right Now

Over 180 Million Irish Genealogy Records are Free Right Now

Free Family Tree Lesson Plans for Kids and Teens

Free Family Tree Lesson Plans for Kids and Teens

8 Genealogy Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Researcher

8 Genealogy Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Researcher

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

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

100 Questions Every Family Historian Should Ask Their Relatives + a Free Printable List!

100 Questions Every Family Historian Should Ask Their Relatives + a Free Printable List!

10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

The U.S. National Archives Offers Millions of Free Genealogy Records Online: Find Them Here

The U.S. National Archives Offers Millions of Free Genealogy Records Online: Find Them Here

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

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

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

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

4 Free Places to Research Your Colonial American Ancestors

4 Free Places to Research Your Colonial American Ancestors

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

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

12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors

12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors

Irish Genealogy Research: The Collections You Need to Know

Irish Genealogy Research: The Collections You Need to Know

3 Quick FamilySearch Tricks to Help You Find Elusive Ancestors

3 Quick FamilySearch Tricks to Help You Find Elusive Ancestors

This Free Web Clipper Makes Adding New Records to Your Family Tree an Easy Task

This Free Web Clipper Makes Adding New Records to Your Family Tree an Easy Task

12 Free Genealogy Research Sites for Australia and New Zealand

12 Free Genealogy Research Sites for Australia and New Zealand

Chinese-American Genealogy: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry

Chinese-American Genealogy: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry

Have Colonial American Roots? Then There’s a Good Chance Your Ancestors Were Indentured Servants

Have Colonial American Roots? Then There’s a Good Chance Your Ancestors Were Indentured Servants

Intriguing Old Hospital and Asylum Records Can Be Researched Online for Free

Intriguing Old Hospital and Asylum Records Can Be Researched Online for Free

GEDmatch Offers Completely Free DNA Reports and Cousin Matches: We’ll Show You How to Use It

GEDmatch Offers Completely Free DNA Reports and Cousin Matches: We’ll Show You How to Use It

The Hugely Valuable Records Many Family Historians Forget About

The Hugely Valuable Records Many Family Historians Forget About

4 Unique Family Tree Templates for Genealogy, Craft or School Projects

4 Unique Family Tree Templates for Genealogy, Craft or School Projects

New Free Family Tree Offers Record Hints, Powerful Tools and a Modern Design

New Free Family Tree Offers Record Hints, Powerful Tools and a Modern Design

Why You Should Start Using Pinterest for Genealogy Right Now (and How to Do It)

Why You Should Start Using Pinterest for Genealogy Right Now (and How to Do It)

Here’s How to Find Tens of Thousands of Family History Books for Free

Here’s How to Find Tens of Thousands of Family History Books for Free