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Researching Your Family History? Check Out These Genealogical Websites

Posted by Writing PIs on November 17, 2011

Genealogy is the exploration and tracing of family lineages and chronicles. If you’re researching a family history, the following websites specialize in genealogical research (most offer fact-finding tips and other resources, too):

Ancestry.com: Although this is a subscription service, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial. Genealogical records include census records, immigration records, history records and U.S. vital records. There’s also a link to a 1-800 number that connects you to a family history consultant.

Familysearch.org: This is a service provided by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and it’s free (including research courses and discussion forums).

GenealogyBank.com: This subscription services provides access to online materials such as modern obituaries, historical newspapers, military documents and government papers.

Newspaperarchive.com: Another subscription service that lets users browse online newspapers by locations in the U.S., regional maps, dates, countries and titles.

Happy researching, Writing PIs

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