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Question: Is ancestry!.com the best genealogy website!? !?
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Ancestry!.Com cannot be touched for the amount of original source records they have online!. They have military, land, immigration and other records!. They have indexes to vital records of many U!.S!. states!. They have all the U!.S!. censuses through 1930!. The 1940 and later are not available to the public yet!. They also have U!.K!. censuses!.

They have transcribed the records but you can view the original images!. There are errors in their transcriptions, particularly censuses, but when you view the originals you can have pity on the transcribers!.

Not all records are online, but the ones they have will save you time and money, traveling all over the country to courthouses, libraries etc to get them!.

Just be cautious about information in family trees on their website or any website, free or fee!.
They are subscriber submitted, seldom documented and if they are documented, poorly documented!. You will frequently see different info on the same people from different subscribers!. Then you will see the absolute same info on the same people from different subscribers but you would be very foolish if you think that means it is correct!. A lot of people copy without verifying!.

A website that only has family trees is not worth a tinker's curse unless you are willing to take the time to obtain the documentation to verify it!.

I tell people this over and over!. Before Christmas I found a family tree where me, my sister and my brother-in-law were all dead!. We died in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey!. No dates of death were given but the only time my sister and I were ever in New Jersey was in 1956 when we drove through it coming from New York!. I got to checking and found family on both sides married and died in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey!. Since my ancestry is primarily southern American colonial with a few exceptions and those exceptions came in through southern ports, I found it very interesting!.

If this information had been submitted to any of the other websites, it would have been accepted!. You can make up an entirely fictitious family tree and it would be accepted!. Actually if you disagree with anything someone has on one of your family members, the websites will tell you that is between you and the other subscriber!.

If you decide to put your family tree in their Public Member Tree or Personal Member Trees, their system will give you hints for records they have on people in your tree!. Just make sure it is the same person!. In times past, frequently the exact name was used within a family!. One of my gggrandfathers had a brother, nephew, son and grandson named Zachariah Berry Jackson!. So you have to be on your toes;
also, their system will give you hints of people in someone else's family tree that you apparently have in yours!. Watch it! You don't know how accurate the info is if their tree isn't documented!. Just don't go adding spouses and children to someone in your tree just because another person has them!. The subscriber who had all the wrong info on my family had almost 150,000 names in their family tree!. If you have been involved in genealogy for awhile, you probably understand that having a lot of names is not what makes good genealogy but a good verifiable family tree!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Familysearch!.org is very good since it's mostly used by the Mormon church!. They have TONS of records, and if you know some information about your relatives, it'll give you info like where they came from, DOB, who they married and where, how many kids they had, etc!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

That is what ive heard!. But i think that it all depends on if you know what you are looking for!. If you don't know what you are doing, then it doesn't matter which website you go to!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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