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Free Genealogy Resources On The Net

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    Last Updated: March 26th, 2009

    Genealogy can be costly to pursue, but recently, thank goodness, the price has gone down, in that several years ago, even as recently as 1990, pursuinmg genealogy as a hobby, or a career meant that if you didn’t travel, or spend some sums of money sending out letters and requsts nationally and internationally, you weren’t going to get far in your search for your family, particularly if they were immigrants and came from abroad.

    Sending out letters, requesting assistance and paying for it, or traveling to international destinations to search for ourselves,  all cost a reasonable amount to accomplish and some of us weren’t able to actively track down people using those methods.
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    The internet with its plethora of information, allows us the luxury of viewing a passenger list, a slave ship manifest or a birth and death certificate, a marriage certificate or property lists on line, but many of those have their price as well.

    There are however, several really good repositories of infofrmation that you can avail yourself of, without a cost, and get started, or even completed, in your quest for your ancestors or someone elses.

    The best of the best, so far as free internet sites which house important genealogy information, those sites which did it for the joy of it instead of the profit are listed below for your convenience:

    USGenWeb Project: Housing not only databases of information, such as birth and marriage certificates, Social security information and other projects, but also a forum to interact with others who are seeking the same people you are.Gen Web

    Great Britain and Ireland Emigration Passenger Lists–those passengers who traveled to Australia as free citizens.Passenger Lists

    Passenger Ship Transcribers GuildMore than 9000 free passenger lists to help you pinpoint your ancestors, all in ten volumes. Also special projects all of which are free to the genealogical community.Ships Lists/Transcribers Guild

    Ancestor search–Offering multiple free services, including passenger ships to Pennsylvania.Ancestor search

    Rootsweb--Free bio’s, searchable by county or state, and much more information to help you find your ancestors.Roots web

    The list will be ongoing, edited to remove dead links and filling up more and more as we find more and more good sites to offer you. If you find a dead link on our list or know of a great resource that is completely and totally free, give us a heads up please…

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    melvin.karla
    December 22nd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    wish i could actually find out if i have indian in me or not. no one knows for sure but always told that we had some in us. that cynthia ann parker was a relation some how. would like to know. have no money and want to use it for free but after a few names i get asked for my card info and i dont have a card. so what do i do.

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    Melissa Crowe
    January 3rd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am the forth born to Diand Renee (Smith) and William Edward Crowe on August 24, 1981. I am very interested to learn about my roots, on eaither side of my family. I hope some of this helps. My Grandmothers name on my mom’s side is wilma Ruby Smith (Bell) my Grandfathers name was T.J. Smith. I know I have family in Indiana but I do not know which part my mothers brother James David Robey died when I was little with cancer he went by David and I remember my mom and grandmother and my uncle Denny talking about David’s boys. I am sorry I do not have a whole lot of information to put out but by the time I was old enough to be interested most of my older relatives has passed.

    I hope to here from you soon
    Melissa Crowe

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    Gail rubin
    February 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Parents born in bialystock, poland during re invasion of hitler. Uncle harrylevinson died at a camp in auschwitz. Rest of family made it out to USA… Any comments about how to trace other relatives? My dad was Abraham rub in, mom was rose levinson both from city named above. Appreciate anything that would help! Thanks, Gail rub in myshrall

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    Karen Thompson
    February 29th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    melvin.karla, Have you tried the LDs search site? Go to familysearch.org. It is totally free. I have found lots of information on my ancestors there. God Bless, Karen Thompson

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    joanne clay
    April 8th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    would love to know more on my russian ancestry

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