Free Databases at is a premium subscription-based genealogy website with over 8 billion genealogy records, most of which are online images of original documents. In addition, Ancestry has more than 31 million user-submitted family trees.

One of Ancestry's best kept secrets is that they also have almost 2000 always-free databases. To view these free records, you may be asked to sign up for a free account, but the account is free, no strings attached. You do not need a free trial to view these records.

The free databases are available to search at the Ancestry site at Free Index Collections. Free Collections Search
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This Free Index Search contains all the free record databases but does not include the very popular free Family Trees.

The Most Popular Free Ancestry Databases