Ultimate Genealogy Websites Guide E-book

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Genealogists have no shortage of online resources available to them. In fact, a search for genealogy websites results in more than 600 million hits. Online records and key information about your ancestors have never been more available, but how can you know which genealogy websites are worthwhile and which you should pass on? This guide provides the answers and resources you need to maximize your research on the Internet, with comprehensive lists of genealogy websites that can provide clues for expanding your family tree. The eBook also features in-depth guides to performing specific research tasks, such as finding free collections on subscription websites and tracing your roots overseas.Whether you're surfing the web for the first time or you're a seasoned Internet pro, this eBook will help you make the most of the thousands of online genealogy resources.

Who Should Get This eBook

You'll love the Ultimate Genealogy Websites Guide eBook if...

  • You're looking for new and better ways to use the latest genealogy web resources—including some you haven't yet heard of
  • You want to dig deeper into your most-visited genealogy websites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch
  • You'd like to know how to find and use other resources on the Internet in your research

What's Inside

The Ultimate Genealogy Websites Guide eBook features 133 pages including:

  • Links to hundreds of genealogist-approved websites to use in your research, from big names like Ancestry.com to sites operated by state archives
  • Directions for finding 50 free records collections hosted by genealogy subscription sites
  • Tips for using "non-genealogy" resources like social media outlets and Google
  • Detailed quick guides for the web's eight most useful genealogy websites, including Ancestry.com, Findmypast and Newspapers.com

Contents of the Ultimate Genealogy Websites Guide eBook:

General Search Strategies and Web Resources
  • Searching Smarter: Genealogists, start your search engines and speed to the online ancestor information you need.
  • Site-Seeing: Hit the road—virtually, that is—with our annual list of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites. (NEW)
  • National Treasures: Find your ancestors across the country with this year's list of the 75 Best State Genealogy Websites.(NEW)
  • Free Agents: Save time and money with these 50 free records collections living "undercover" on subscription websites.(NEW)
  • The Fab Four: It was a hard day's night before rockstars Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage stepped onto the stage. Here's how the "Fab Four" genealogy websites compare. (NEW)
Website Quick Guides
  • The Ultimate Genealogy Websites Guide: These guides to the eight most useful genealogy websites will help you search better and find the information you need—Ancestry.com, Chronicling America, FamilySearch, Findmypast, Fold3, GenealogyBank, MyHeritage and Newspapers.com. (NEW)
  • Free and Easy: Though a subscription website, Ancestry.com offers several great features even for free users. Here are seven of our favorites. (NEW)
  • Lucky 13: Set yourself up for research success with these 13 tips for using the free megasite FamilySearch.org. (NEW)
  • Heavyweights: Document your favorite cemeteries this fall using cemetery websites. We look at the pros and cons of the three largest: BillionGraves, Find a Grave, and Interment.net. (NEW)
Foreign and Ethnic Research
  • Moving Along: Nowadays, the web is where to look for your ancestors' immigration records. Start your searches for ships' passenger lists and other documents at these 15 websites. (NEW)
  • The Best British Websites: Discover your English and Welsh ancestors' records in these 29 must-search genealogy websites. (NEW)
  • Sturm und Drang: Brave the stormy depths of your ancestry with these 12 German genealogy websites. (NEW)
  • True North: Trace your family history across "the Great White North" with these 14 Canadian genealogy websites. (NEW)
  • Jewish Roots Online: Utilize the latest tools in Jewish genealogy with these top websites and online resources. (NEW)
Not-Just-for-Genealogy Websites
  • Power Tools: These 15 free, world-class Google tools help you organize your genealogy, find old records and more. (NEW)
  • Fan Favorites: Rock out by following these chart-topping genealogy and history accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. (NEW)
  • Hello, Trello!: Create a research plan, take notes, and organize your genealogy life with the free Trello app. Here’s how to get started. (NEW)

The Ultimate Genealogy Website Guide eBook (133 pages) comes in PDF format and can be printed out or viewed on your tablet, laptop or desktop computer for easy reference while working with your family memories. Portions of this eBook were originally published in Family Tree Magazine.

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