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Genealogy site reviews

In this section I will be reviewing (from a personal standpoint) some free and subscription websites looking at their strengths and weaknesses. These reviews are mainly aimed at newcomers to genealogy, or those who have not used the sites before. All of the sites have valuable information for genealogists.

Subscription websites:


Burke's Peerage and Gentry


Genes Reunited

Lost Cousins

The Genealogist


Free genealogy websites:

The Peerage


Some public libraries and family history societies have one or more of these subscription websites available to members. While this is great if you don't have a computer, want to check them out, or can't afford a sub, it is much harder to take advantage of uploading your own database and maintaining it. If you're committed to genealogy, a subscription to at least one of these sites is recommended.

You may find some of the sites below will further expand your genealogy possibilities, particularly if your ancestors emigrated to or were born in the US.

Family Tree Connection  

New England Early Genealogy Connections

Genealogy Directory Listing

Old Colony Ancestors Online - about 200,000 names from Southern Massachusetts are online and ready to search

Genealogy Marketplace - lots of resources to buy for your own research, and great gifts too!

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors  - a beginner's guide to finding your ancestors in Chicago and Cook County

Netting Your Ancestors - Genealogical Research on the Internet - how to get the most out of the web for your genealogy

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors - a step by step guide 

In Search of Your European Roots - a complete guide to tracing your ancestors all over Europe

Family Reunion - how to organise yours! 



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