Ancestry is the leading resource for family history online.
The site offers over 1 billion names in over 3,000 unique databases.
New records are being added to the site each business day.
With a paid subscription base of over 500,000 Ancestry.com is the third largest paid subscription site on the
Internet behind ConsumerReports.org and the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com.
FamilyHistory.com provides access to the Ancestry Message Boards and the FGS Society Hall,
where visitors can learn about genealogy societies in their area.
Thanks to the idea of "six degrees of separation" (made popular by playwright John Guare and again by actor, Kevin Bacon) which has taken the world by storm; it seems that we all want to find out how we are connected to one another. In fact many people want to know just how many "degrees of separation" separate us from someone famous. To find these things out, genealogy is one of the tools we can turn to for help.
- Search Historical Records
- U.S. Census Records
- Birth, Marriage & Death
- United States
- United Kingdom & Ireland
- Online Genealogy Courses
- FREE Family Tree Software
- Online Family Tree maker
- Social Security Death Index
- Civil War Service Records
- War of 1812 Service Records
- Irish Immigrants : New York Port
- Historical Newspaper Collection
- Middlesex, MA Probate Index
- Genealogical Library Master Index
- Ancestry Map Center
- New York City Directory, 1890
- New York City, Public School Teacher Retirement List,
- Norfolk, Virginia Directories
- Norwalk, Ohio Directory
- Omaha, Nebraska Directories
- Otter River, Massachusetts Directory
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Directories
- Portsmouth, New Hampshire Directories
- Racine, Wisconsin Directories
- Rutland, Vermont Directories
- Saginaw, Michigan Directories
- San Antonio, Texas City Directories
- St. Paul, Minnesota City Directories
- Susquehanna County, Silver Lake Township
- University Of Wisconsin, Directory
- Ypsilanti, Michigan City Directory
and much more...
Some genealogical websites encourage their users to upload their own research findings (accurate or not) so that others may access the data. Such postings are usually in the form of family trees, transcriptions and abstracts of public and private records, family folklore, photographs, cemetery transcriptions, or just about any other bit of information that may help to make a genealogical connection, general or specific, to a research goal.