For the Best Free Genealogy Websites, Start at Your Library

For the Best Free Genealogy Websites, Start at Your Library

Genealogy is the study of lineages and family histories and is a topic that comes up at one point or another in a person’s life. Whether due to sheer curiosity or specific interests in family origins, the search through one’s genealogy can be a big task to take on. Genealogists spend extensive amounts of time using oral interviews, historical records such as birth, death, or marriage records, forensics and genetics, the census, and many other research materials. Luckily, the public library makes the search easier for researchers and those interested in their family history. There are plenty of genealogical resources available for free through local and state libraries as well as databases and trained librarians that can aid in this discovery process.

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Where To Start- National Genealogical Society

National Library Resources for Genealogy Searches

Public Libraries: Important Local Supporters of Genealogy Researchers

Online Genealogy Search Tools



Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Chronicling America

Genealogy Resources for Diverse Families


Genealogy in the Philippines & Resources for those from Asian Descent