Free Genealogy Web Sites

1. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world

2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree

3. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe

4. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages

5. Google Maps: Google Maps can help you find places, look at the distance between places, and see topographical or satellite images of geographical areas.

6. Google Books: Many out of print books have been scanned and can be read for free on the Google Books page.

7. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

8. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss

9. Cyndi’s List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online

10. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK

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11. POWVETS: WWII POW search for prisoners of war held in German camps.

12. RootsWeb: world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information

13. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research

14. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK

15. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre 1950

16. Guild of One-Name Studies: extensive surname research site

17. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands

18. UK National Archives: official National Archives of the UK

19. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland

20. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland

21. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German)

22. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources

23. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases

24. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging

25. Billion Graves: headstone records

26. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations

27. GenDisasters: for researching disasters and other events your ancestors might have been involved in

28. RomanyGenes: Romanichal ancestry research

29. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries

30. Släktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)

31. Hispanic Genealogy: wonderful list of resources for researching Hispanic ancestry

32: Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily

32. Allen County Public Library: Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States.