August 19, 2007

Best Kept Genealogy Secret

Sometimes it's hard to see the trees for the forest...

Ancestry.com is a subscription based membership site with tons of genealogy databases. But what a lot of genealogists don't realize is that Ancestry has almost 300 FREE databases - yes - entirely FREE, no strings attached to search.

This seems to be a well kept genealogy secret!

I'm not talking about their Free Trials or Free Access. I'm talking about genealogy databases that only require you to register with your name and email address in order to search them.

Some examples of these free genealogy records are New York Marble Cemetery Records, New York City, NY, 1830-1937, Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index, Philadelphia German Immigration, 1700-75 & WWI Civilian Draft Registrations . These are only 5 of the 280+ records Ancestry offers for free.

Choose from FREE Births, Marriages & Death Records
FREE Census Records
FREE Court Records
FREE Directory Records
FREE Family Tree Records
FREE Histories Records
FREE Immigration Records
FREE Military Records
FREE Newspapers Records
FREE Reference Records

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Lorine, this is great! In addition, Anastasia Sutherland Tyler has a great online article here called "Ten Free Things to Do at Ancestry.com." These include using the message boards (duplicates of those at RootsWeb) and reading articles in the Learning Center.