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Useful Search data bases

Useful Search data bases

Posted: 1310234177000
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Edited: 1310398591000
I am new to Ancestry.com and have decided to build my family tree and history. I am new and still learning the ropes and that is why I come to the great masses of this forum.

I am requesting links to free, accurate and reliable record search sites (if they exsist). Please let me know if they do not or of great indexes that you have found to be a great assistance to you and your family search.

Thank you in advance

Re: Useful Search dada bases

Posted: 1310269067000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1310269118000
FamilySearch.org databases are free & are added to regularly.

I use www.deathindexes.com a lot to see what's online. The site tells what's available, whether it's free, or whether it requires a fee to use. On that site, at the bottom there is a link that says "genealogy resources." Click that to find links to online births and marriages.

RootsWeb sites do not charge; neither to GenWeb sites for whatever county or state you're researching. (Just type in "(name of state)" + "GenWeb".)

Don't overlook free databases available through your local library. Some libraries offer obit or newspaper indexes; Ancestry.com Library Edition; ProQuest or Heritage Quest.

Also, investigate genealogy societies. Some societies or genealogy libraries include the use of databases as a perk of membership, or they are available for a really low fee.

Re: Useful Search data bases

Posted: 1314380341000
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familysearch.org is free.

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Posted: 1318042414000
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Cyndislist.com is the "grandmother" of all genealogy links.

Re: Useful Search data bases

Posted: 1318435977000
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I sure disagree with that. Never yielded me one thing that I didn't already have.

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Posted: 1318445060000
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To each his own -- just because they're not new to you doesn't mean they won't be new to someone else. Everyone's research needs are different.

Plus, some folks like to have "one stop shopping." :)

Re: Useful Search data bases

Posted: 1338763368000
Classification: Query
I use familysearch.org, rootweb.com, and findagrave.com. They are all free. There are also free state web sites. It depends on what state you are researching.

The rootsweb World Connect project was extremely helpful. Through others family trees I found family branches I did not know existed.

Findagrave does not have every grave listed, but has been extremely helpful in getting obituary info.
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