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Looking for the best genealogy research websites? Here is my current list of best genealogy websites I use on a daily/weekly basis for most of my general research.
Most of these genealogy websites are free to use, click on the below titles for links to their websites. I marked sites that charge a subscription fee with the following symbol, $. Without further delay here is is my list best genealogy websites.
Here’s my Top 5 Best Genealogy Websites:
- Ancestry.com – $
Ancestry in my opinion is the current leader, of the best genealogy websites. I personally feel like it’s worth paying the subscription fee. However, most libraries pay for it, and is free to use at their locations if you want to use it there, or trial it first.
Family Search website for genealogy research is free of charge. Created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it provides genealogy resources help millions of people all over the world discover their heritage and connect with others.
Find a Grave is another amazing website for genealogy research. It is the best website to look for burial and other final disposition information such as biographies, family pictures, and death specifics. I have worked with individuals all of the country by helping build and sharing an an online, virtual cemetery.
- Fold3 – $
Fold3 is affiliated with Ancestry, and is one the largest collections of military records. This incredibly useful site provides a convenient way to find military information, including their stories, photos, and personal records. You can also create a online memorial for your loved one who served on this page. Click on this link for a FREE 7-day trial.
The US Land of the Interior provides an outstanding website that gives live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. This includes access to more than five million land title records issued between 1788 and the present by the Federal government. As a result, I have found images of survey plats, land status records, field plats, and control document index records which has been extremely useful.