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Genealogy

Many of the links listed in this section were among the "101 Best Websites for 2011" chosen by FamilyTree Magazine.

Note: ($) denotes that a paid subscription is required for some resources.

General Search Sites

Cyndi's List
Provides an encyclopedic listing of websites related to genealogy —  �a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.� As of mid-2011, the site contains 307,163 links in 186 categories. These categories include countries (broken down by localities), technologies, record types, repositories, research techniques, historical etiquette, handwriting, clothing styles, histories of buildings, early medical technologies, weights and measures, natural and manmade disasters, calendars and dates, occupations, and so on and on. There are also links to genealogy tutorials and online educational opportunities.

Ancestry.com ($)
The premier genealogy subscription site, still growing and adding materials. Ancestry.com recently acquired Genline, the most important Swedish genealogical database, and added those records to its vast collection.

Archives.com ($)
A growing subscription site that also alerts you when a match is found to your family.

FamilySearch
Vast collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The site has been redesigned recently, with a more efficient and effective search function.

World Vital Records ($)
Includes census data and historical newspapers, among other databases.

Google Earth
Zoom around the world on your computer or mobile device in 3D. Visit your ancestral places in person.

Historic Map Works ($)
View more than one million historic images from around the world.

World Cat
Find out where billions of books and other items are located in 10,000 of the world�s libraries.

Google Book Search
Provides many historical newspapers, genealogy books and history books in digital format.

Academic-Genealogy.com (Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory - Wiki)
Megadirectory to online family history and genealogy records, whose mission statement reads: �To promote the scholarly educational access of all key worldwide Internet genealogy and family history databases and resources.�