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Top Ten 21st Century Genealogy Websites

Thomas Jay Kemp Director of Genealogy Products GenealogyBank.com Family History Expos 23 February 2013

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
Essential Tool Mission Critical

Ancestry FamilySearch Pinterest - Facebook Permanent record sites Makes it fun & easy Put your family history here Begin with first generation where the couple have both passed away Put everything you know about the family online
Hold nothing back Photos, documents

Encourage your relatives to participate

Your tree cant be changed

Facebook.com

Facebook.com
Essential Tool Mission Critical
Ancestry FamilySearch Pinterest - Facebook Permanent record sites

Put your family history online Essential for children, grandchildren - Magnet for cousins
Photos, documents Explain why they are essential Practical; appropriate

Connect with your extended living family

Facebook.com

Family Photos, Clippings

Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird

Garcelon.Free.fr

Garcelon site

Site included scans of original documents

FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org
Essential Tool Mission Critical Ancestry FamilySearch Pinterest Facebook Permanent record sites Keep family tree on both Ancestry & FamilySearch keep both current Put up everything sources, photos

FamilySearch.org
700 Million Digital Images 2 billion transcribed records 3 billion searchable name Census
Federal State Census: FL, MA, SD, WI

Vital Records
AZ, GA. ID, IL, LA, MI, PA, UT, WV, WA, WI and more

International
Census; Parish Registers; Vital Records

FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch: Family History Books


http://books.familysearch.org/

Your library on demand 24/7 40,000 genealogies & local histories and growing Can search on every word Can download page or complete book Permanent URL Books from many libraries, individuals Can upload your book permanent site

FamilySearch: Research Wiki


https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Essential Tool Best one-stop source Tips, How to, Where to Links to FamilySearch Collections; outside sources English, German, Spanish, etc. Books from many libraries, individuals Like having an on call librarian 24/7

FamilySearch: Research Wiki


https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Find-A-Grave

Essential Tool Crowdsourced be a part of it Also searchable through Ancestry.com English, German, Spanish, etc. Books from many libraries, individuals Like having an on call librarian 24/7

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Find-A-Grave

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Find-A-Grave

GenealogyBank.com

GenealogyBank
www.GenealogyBank.com

Best source for old newspapers on the planet!


Newspapers 1690 to Today Over 6,500 newspapers All 50 States

Government Documents, Books & Reports


US Serial Set American State Papers US Army Register; Navy Register; etc.

Over 219 million obituaries & death records

GenealogyBank.com Newspapers
Over 6,500 Newspapers

95% of Newspapers ONLY Found on GenealogyBank.com

All 50 States, 1690 - Today

Over 1.4 Billion Records

Discover Your Ancestors in Newspapers


Spanish language, French, German etc.

African American Newspapers

Irish American Newspapers

Small Town & Big City Papers

Obituaries
Largest Obituary Collection Online Over 219 Million Obituaries and Death Records

Birth & Marriage Notices


Millions of Birth & Marriage Records

Small Town and Big City Newspapers

Millions of Records Added Each Month

Books.Google.com

http://books.google.com

Google Book Search

Millions of books
Over 1 million genealogies & local histories

Can search on every word Can download book and retain searchability Permanent URL Can create your own library on Google Books or your own computer

http://books.google.com/

http://books.google.com/

http://books.google.com/

http://books.google.com

GoogleBook Search

http://books.google.com

GoogleBook Search

http://books.google.com

GoogleBook Search

Archive.org

Internet Archive
www.Archive.org

More than 3.9 million books


Over 400,000 genealogies & local histories

Can search on every word Can download book and retain searchability Permanent URL Books from many libraries Can create your own library on your computer Can upload your book permanent site

www.archive.org

Over 1,600 city directories

Over 1,600 city directories

ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov

Library of Congress Chronicling America


http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Project to digitize US newspapers 5.2 million pages 1836-1922 26 States Slow build

Library of Congress Chronicling America


http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Pinterest.com

http://pinterest.com/

Pinterest

Essential Tool Mission Critical

Organize the photos of your family history Create Boards


Towns where they lived Heirlooms Photos describing an event Photos that tell their story Generally not for personal/portrait photos

Ancestry FamilySearch Pinterest - Facebook Permanent record sites

http://pinterest.com/

Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/

Pinterest

Scribd.com

http://www.scribd.com/

Scribd

Put your story online Family History


Put your research reports online Change & Update - often

Every word searchable Google, Bing etc. Make your family history easy to find

http://www.scribd.com/

Scribd

http://www.scribd.com/

Scribd

http://www.scribd.com/

Scribd

USGenWeb.org

U.S. GenWeb Project


http://usgenweb.org/

Started in 1996 Consistently valuable


Crowdsourced Uneven Changed & Updated - often

Feels like yesterday but you need it today

U.S. GenWeb Project


http://usgenweb.org/

Thank You
Thomas Jay Kemp Director of Genealogy Products GenealogyBank.com Family History Expos 23 February 2013