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101 of the Best Free Websites for Climbing Your Family Tree (Genealogy) [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Hendrickson
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Book Description

Free Family Tree Resources

All links revised and updated August 2014

Instead of spending hours searching the Internet for free genealogy websites, use this guide to shortcut your search. 

Use the Same Sites as an Internet Genealogy Expert

This guide contains 101 of the best websites for free genealogy, The One-Hour Genealogist guide was researched, tested and compiled by  foremost Internet genealogy expert, Nancy Hendrickson. Using her years of online experience, Nancy has put together her favorite and most-used free sites. Each of the first 50 sites include an Overview, of the site an explanation of Why This Site, and a suggested Search Strategy. 

How The Guide is Organized

Sites are grouped by:

  • military 
  • social history 
  • immigration 
  • databases 
  • odds 'n ends

This guide contains links to free databases or great statewide information for each of the 50 states n addition to Nancy's "favorite 50" sites. And, because some sites are just too good to be left out, you'll find another 10 (bringing the total to 111) that Nancy couldn't do without in her own research.

Don't Waste Your Precious Research Time

Can you find all of these sites on your own without this guide? Absolutely! But why spend YOUR time finding free sites when you could be finding ancestors!

Spend a Free Evening With These Free Sites

Scroll back to the top of this page and click the Buy button. Next, enjoy an evening of 111 free genealogy searching!

*Dear U.K. genealogy friends, this guide is for United States researchers only.

About the Author

Nancy Hendrickson is the author of the Unofficial Guide to, Discover Your Family History Online, The Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference, San Diego Then and Now, and Historic Photos of Old California. She is a life-long genealogy researcher and the creator of the One-Hour Genealogist Series. 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3490 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Green Pony Press, Inc. (30 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RR1CEA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful book for American genealogy 1 Feb. 2015
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I would recommend this book to anyone researching american ancestors. I particularly liked the first half of the book which included, for each website, an overview of the website, a paragraph on why this website and a paragraph on a search strategy. Pity this didn't continue to the second half of the book. However a warning: do not buy this book if you do not have any American ancestors, there are very few websites mentioned which cover anywhere else bar the U.S. Not what is indicated by the book's title ......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Researching Your US Relatives 5 Nov. 2012
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This book has 101 of the best websites for researching family members that have crossed the pond.

I found it well written and loved the simple explination of what can be found at each site. A definite time saver and a source of amazing information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars paid for itself already 11 Feb. 2012
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i just bought this ebook... after 'leafing' thru the few free pages, i found a website that brought me to an enormous amount of info on my great great grandfathers that served in the civil war... something i had not yet explored yet... i have a data base with 10,000 relatives that i have accumulated thru surf-googling the net for free and have amassed enough info to keep me busy til i am in my grave, but for $2.99 and such great results [i've just spent 3 hrs leap-frogging around gathering data with the portal i opened with the freebee! - i cut and paste all sorts of info into word docs to peruse at my leisure]

anyway, what can you buy for a few bucks? a mocha cocoa latte frappacino? GULP! and look ma, no calories!
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written and researched resource book 2 Nov. 2012
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101 OF THE BEST FREE WEBSITES FOR CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE is not only an amazing resource of free websites to help with researching your family heritage, but the author also includes a detailed explanation of what information each site supplies. Definitely a tool that will help speed up the whole process as it will save a huge amount of time that would otherwise be spent in searching for these sites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, Informative, and Intriguing 5 Nov. 2012
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I was pleasantly surprised by this wonderful book. I expected a simple narrative of facts that would lead me towards tracing my roots. Instead I was captivated by the wealth of information, her presentation, and the many resources that are offered to help accomplish the task of uncovering my family tree. Nancy provides many helpful resources that are very informative and she also adds interesting tidbits along the way. She has included excerpts that were written by people of the time period which imparts a feel for their experience. She provides a complete comprehensive list of resources covering everything from free statewide data bases and many online resources, including such records as ship manifests. She even includes records that are available to trace your Jewish roots if you are so inclined. There is a resource for records from 1892-1924 while another resource has information dating all the way back to 1620-1691. Not only will you be armed with a wealth of information to guide you on your search, you will be intrigued along the way!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special 19 Jan. 2013
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This book is OK but most of the websites they give send you back to which charges you quite a large fee to use their files. I did find a couple that got me to Ellis Island or but not worth paying as you can get this with a google search.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! 2 Nov. 2012
By C. Daniela - Published on
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Lots of info here! Yes, I could have found many of these resourses with an online search. Yes.... after houses of endless researches, trying to understand the difference between the offers found, what service to trust, etc... why to waste my time this way? Here I have the work ready for me: the author has made the search, has obviously discarded those not worthy, details the information for each service, evaluate them, saving me a huge work! I would have paid much more for such a book!! Really a great source and definitively really worth my buying!!
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