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Getting Started in Genealogy
FREE Family Tree Online
Record your family history by creating a FREE family tree online. Start by entering what you know about yourself and your family. Enjoy FREE access to Ancestry.com.
You can invite your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and other family members to contribute what they know to add to your online tree. Your family can add names, tell stories and upload photos.
Getting Started in Genealogy
New to Genealogy? This is how to get started.
Get Started Quick Step Guide
The Ancestry.com Learning Center can help you get started to trace your family story back in time.
Free Genealogy Lessons and Guides
Free guide by RootsWeb. Where to Begin, sources, record types, country and ethnic groups and much more.
Free Research Courses
The Mormon Church offers these online video courses to learn basic methods and key resources to start your family history. Work at your own pace.
Free Trial Offers to Genealogy Databases
Ancestry.com FREE Trial
Ancestry.com US Deluxe FREE Trial
Start your family tree online and receive a free trial the Ancestry.
Complete U.S. census records, the largest collection of ship passenger lists & military records online, family trees and much more!
Free trial to Ancestry.co.uk - for those who live in the UK.
- Ancestry.com US Deluxe FREE Trial
Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com) FREE Trial
Access every original record on Footnote.com with a free trial. Footnote.com features millions of records - with a focus on military records - from the US National Archives. View any record for free with a trial.
Free Genealogy Forms and Charts
Free Genealogy Charts
Download from Ancestry.com the professional Free genealogy charts, forms and templates you need to document your family tree.
- Ancestral Chart
- Family Group Sheet
- Research Calendar
- Research Extract
- Source Summary
- Census Extraction Forms
Basic black and white fan chart by Martha Stewart.
Free Genealogy Forms
Free Genealogy charts including a cemetery tracking form
Free Genealogy Charts and Forms
An enormous amount of Free Genealogy charts, forms, and checklists in PDF format from Family Tree Magazine.
Free Tree Templates
The free versions are available in Acrobat (.PDF) format: just download one, open it in Acrobat (or another program that can display the .PDF file format,) and print.
Free Genealogy Software
A computerized genealogical note-keeping system. Create an "index" of the information in your research notes, keep track of genealogical correspondence and correspondents, create time lines for your families, create to do lists of pending research tasks, enter information on sources that are important for your family history research, enter information on the localities you do research in.
Free Genealogy software. Download the free standard edition of this full-featured genealogy program.
- Ancestral Quest Basics
Free Ancestral Quest Basics is similar to the discontinued PAF. It contains the core features of the more advanced Ancestral Quest. AQ comes with English preinstalled. You can download other language modules and switch between language modules to work with your data or print reports in other languages. Language modules are available for free in French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Chinese
GEDxlate quickly and easily translates genealogy data from standard GEDCOM format into MS Access dB (*.mdb), MS Excel Worksheet (*.xls), comma delimited (*.csv), and text file (*.txt) formats.
Picasa Photo Software by Google will find all the photos on your computer and organize them for you.
Freeware graphic viewer. Use to view and resize graphics, or convert image type to another. Will even convert Ancestry.com's census MrSid extension to jpg or jif file.
An advanced online photo image editor for use in your browser.
Enjoy better access, organization and control over all your data, documents, addresses, letters, photos, research, collections, Web pages, links, bibliographic listings for good organization, easy access, and safe storage.
Capture a screen shot or the whole desktop with this small utility. Any image you capture can be saved as a bitmap file or edited in your favorite graphics editor such as Irfanview (see above). Great if having difficulty printing an image from a genealogy site.
A program designed to help you to transcribe the text on digital images of documents.
Free Genealogy File Backup
The Easiest Way to Preserve Your Family's History. Fast, automatic backup and off-site storage for all of your family tree files. All of the popular family tree file formats are supported. Download your files at any time. FREE, simple, easy, safe & secure. Preserves multiple files up to 1GB each.
2 GB Free automatic off-site and secure backup. Set Mozy to backup your genealogy files automatically.
Free Genealogy Databases Online
Ancestry.com Always-Free Databases
Ancestry.com has hundreds of always free databases.
Ancestry World Tree
The Ancestry World Tree contains more than 160,000,000 names in family trees submitted by users. The Ancestry World Tree is the largest collection of its kind on the Internet and it's free.
Tons of free genealogy search engines. Your gateway to the largest and best free databases online.
The genealogy site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has vast record collections online - all free.
What's Free on Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)
The oldest, largest free genealogy site.
Free Biography Assistants
Biography Assistant by Genealogy.com helps you put together stories about your ancestors. It's divided into a series of questions about a person's ancestors, life experiences, medical history and military service.
Interview family members to learn about the family history, culture, and the traditions of your ancestors. Exhaustive list of interview questions.
Free Genealogy Forums
Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards
Over 130,000 message boards. Surnames, Locality, and Research Topics
GenForum Message Boards
Surname, Regional and General Topics.
Free Genealogy Tools & Calculators
Free Age Calculator
Calculate present age or age at death.
Free Tombstone Birthday Calculator
Calculate birthdate online from date of death and age at death found on tombstones, death certificates or obituaries.
Free Perpetual Calendar
Enter any month and year to view calendar.
Free Soundex Calculator
Calculate soundex online. Learn how soundex works including its limitations and uses.
Free Inflation Calculator
Calculate today's monetary value for your ancestor's salary, amount left in wills, etc..
Free Roman Numeral Convertor
Convert Roman Numerals found on tombstones and documents to numbers.
Free Easter Calculator
Find the date for Easter for any year.
Free Day of Week Calculator
Calculate day of week from date online.
Free Time Capsule
Generate a page of headlines, consumer prices, US presidents, birthdays, songs, toys, and books for a selected date between 1800 to 2001
Free Time Line
Just enter the name of your ancestor with birth and death year to create a free timeline and see how your ancestor's life fits into history.
Free Gedcom Reader
Download UncleGed free. Gedcom Reader, GEDCOM to HTML Converter and GEDCOM Cataloging Tool .
Free Genealogy Relationship Charts
A free online tool to calculation the family relationship between two people who share a common blood ancestor. Also contains a dictionary of cousin and relationship definitions.
Free Genealogy Form Letters
Free Genealogy Form Letters
Free genealogy form letters for requesting genealogical information from an institution or from family members in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Free Genealogy Translation Services
Free Translation Service
Real People. 36 languages. Translations for genealogy from FranceGenWeb.
Free Translation Service
Real people. Free genealogy translations in Czech, English, Dutch, French, German, or Polish
Free Online Translator
Online translator by Google.
Free Webhosting to build a Genealogy Webpage
Unlimited space plus your site is entered into RootsWeb's search engine. Hint: the free genealogy software listed above will automatically create linked genealogy pages that you can upload to Rootsweb FreePages. These include Ancestry Family Tree (AFT), Legacy, GenoPro and Personal Ancestral File (PAF).