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Is there any free ancestry/geneaology sites anywhere on the net!?
I have looked at ancestry!.com and genealogy!.com and they are both out of my budget as far as being able to afford them!. But I have some family history that has been handed down to my husband from over 150 years ago and we are wanting to find out more about them who were there parents and so on!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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Yes, there are free sites!. also, check with your local public library to see if they have a genealogy section with genealogy sites, such as the 2 you listed, for free usage!.
Often you can find out a lot, just by googling, e!.g!., "john doe, born 10 may 1776, philadelphia, pa"!. or similar!. also, try these:
You should start by asking all your living relatives about family history!. Then, armed with that information, you can go to your public library and check to see if it has a genealogy department!. Most do nowadays; also, don't forget to check at community colleges, universities, etc!. Our public library has both www!.ancestry!.com and www!.heritagequest!.com free for anyone to use (no library card required)!.
Another place to check out is any of the Mormon's Family History Centers!. They allow people to search for their family history (and, NO, they don't try to convert you)!.
A third option is one of the following websites:
www dot usgenweb dot com/
www dot census dot gov/
www dot ukgenweb dot com/
www dot archives dot gov/
www dot geni dot com/
Cyndi's has the most links to genealogy websites, whether ship's passenger lists, ancestors from Africa, ancestors from the Philippines, where ever and whatever!.
Of course, you may be successful by googling: "john doe, born 1620, plimouth, massachusetts" as an example!.
Good luck and have fun!
Check out this article on five great free genealogy websites:
www dot associatedcontent dot com/article!.!.!.
Then there is the DNA test; if you decide you want to REALLY know where your ancestors came from opt for the DNA test!. Besides all the mistakes that officials commonly make, from 10% to 20% of birth certificates list the father wrong; that is, mama was doing the hanky-panky and someone else was the REAL father!. That won't show up on the internet or in books; it WILL show up in DNA!.
I used www!.familytreedna!.com which works with the National Geographics Genotype Program!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
There are over 400,000 free sites!.
will tell you about the 10 biggest!. It takes longer than Y!A will allow to describe how to use them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com