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Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State

Digital documents form the backbone of modern genealogy research. The hardest part remains, however, in finding free resources. Luckily, many U.S. states have put a good deal of effort into making their records freely accessible online

Outlook – free personal email and calendar from Microsoft

Get free Outlook email and calendar, plus Office Online apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Sign in to access your Outlook, Hotmail or Live email account.

The Golden Rules

I came across this infographic from Got Genealogy? It offers some great reminders and advice to keep in mind when researching your family history. The reality with genealogy is that we may never ha…

3 Essential Websites for Researching German Ancestors | Legacy Tree

If you have German ancestors in your family tree, these 3 websites can be instrumental in your genealogy research. Find your German ancestors today!

The 20 Largest Genealogy Record Collections Online

There are literally billions of genealogical records now available online - but have you ever wondered which collections are the largest and who holds them? Take a look at this list of the top 20 family history databases.

How to Find Ancestors Who Came to the U.S. Through Ellis Island

You can easily use the free Ellis Island online search to find out more about your immigrant ancestors who came through there.

FREE Family Printables

FREE Family Printables - includes My family tree, family history interview, and all about pages

10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or trying to break down a frustrating brick wall. Here are 10 places you'll find them for free. Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or trying to break down a frustrating brick wall. Here…

German Genealogy Guide: Free Records, Research Tips and Resources

If you have German ancestors, chances are you've encountered some challenges trying to track them down. Changes in jurisdiction and borders, lack of central record keeping, foreign language websites and Old German script are just a few areas that trip up many family historians. This guide will help you overcome these hurdles and discover free resources.

Tracing Your Ancestors through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Ancestors through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians [Heritage, Celia] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tracing Your Ancestors through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians

Best Free Genealogy Sites -

What Are My New Favorite Free Genealogy Sites? Two years ago I wrote about 13 of my favorite free genealogy[...]

How To Use WorldCat For Your Genealogy Research | Are You My Cousin?

WorldCat can be a valuable tool in your genealogy research. Discover how to use WorldCat to find family histories and other genealogy resources.

The Siler Rolls

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

How to Find Out if You Are a Cherokee Indian | Synonym

Finding out who your ancestors are can validate your family history and offer benefits like scholarships. If you believe you are part of the Cherokee Nation tribe from Oklahoma, there are steps to ...

Here's One of the Most Important Genealogy Research Tricks You’ll Ever Learn

One of the most important things you'll learn as a family history researcher is how to use individual record collections in your research. This article explains where to find the online catalogs of the largest genealogy research sites and how to use them - including Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch.

How to Preserve Newspaper Clippings

Preserve those old, yellowed newspaper clippings and organize them into your own family news file.