RootsWeb World-Wide Genealogy Records Search

RootsWeb Surname Resources

There is not one search engine that can search all of Rootsweb. RootsWeb is huge with hundreds of millions of names in thousands of Web sites, databases and files that have accumulated in different formats since 1993 and which continue to grow every day. Because of this unplanned growth and accumulation in different formats was unplanned; therefore, there is today no single place where you can search all of RootsWeb.

  • It is possible to search multiple (but not all) Rootsweb databases with this search engine:
    Surname Helper is a surname engine for queries and surname registrations posted on various genealogy sites. Participating sites include many USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb sites. All GenConnect boards are indexed in Surname Helper. Surname Helper is also used by the USGenWeb QueryExpress system for registering counties. WorldConnect Family Trees of Rootsweb, Personal Web Sites, Special Projects, Record Transcriptions, Primary Records, General Links Mailing Lists, Classifieds, GenConnect


  • RootsWeb Surname Helper
    Queries and surname registrations (USGenWeb, World GenWeb and more)


    Search sites that cover a given geographic area:

  • RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
    Search global gedcom files. There are over six hundred million individuals on file in the World Connect Project where RootsWeb provides the resource that could eventually connect the family trees of everyone in the world.
    Surname    (required)
    Given Name
    Birth Place Not Null
    Death Place Not Null          
    Add your Gedcom to RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
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  • RootsWeb Meta Search
    Search more than 20 RootsWeb databases Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards
    Search an entire country or the entire world for queries about your surnames.
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