Verify each family tree connection with full records access and easy hard-copy certificate retrieval
• Discover the "history behind your history" with obituaries, cemetery records, and our unique This Day in History collection
• Get all the data you need in one comprehensive location - we provide supplemental links to other genealogy websites if they have the record you're searching for
• Save records as you find them, add notes, review past searches, and browse your personal collection any time you want!
• Compatible with all major family tree software programs, including Family Tree Maker - (if you don't use family tree software, that's ok! Our tools will help you build your tree quickly and easily online)
• View actual scans and images of vital records (and print them directly from your screen)
Genealogy records are those which can be used to research a family's lineage and movements throughout history. These records include birth records, death records, marriage records and divorce records in order to confirm dates and places where these vital events occurred. Other records that can be used during genealogy research include property records, newspapers, immigration and naturalization records, and other documents and photos that local historical societies often provide to the public.
Following the life of an ancestor is often much like a scavenger hunt, which requires you to use information from one source to lead you to the next clue. For example, a family bible or marriage certificate may offer details regarding the identity of a great uncle, but you must use his full name in order to find his birth certificate through public sources. This birth certificate will then provide the full names of his parents, giving information for one generation prior, which you may use to search for property, marriage and birth certificates and other vital documents registered in those individuals' names.