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Ancestry.com isn’t just the world’s largest online collection of historical records and family trees. It’s also the world’s largest online community dedicated to family history. That means researching your roots doesn’t have to be a solo pursuit.

It also means anyone can connect with millions of other Ancestry members to ask for help, share ideas, compare notes, make groundbreaking discoveries – or simply browse message boards focused on topics like surnames, locations and much more.

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You could find another member who holds the key to an age–old family mystery. You might even join the many Ancestry members who’ve discovered living relatives they never knew they had – and then worked together to plan family reunions, expand their family trees and more. The Ancestry Community is also a great place to just make new friends who know a thing or two about family history research. Go to the community >

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