Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA
Rank Website Coverage/Content
Ancestry.com $ – Ancestry.com is the leading genealogical data site, with some articles, instruction, and reference help.
RootsWeb.com – Rootsweb is a major data site, with free instruction and reference help.
MyHeritage.com – MyHeritage focuses on genealogy community building and networking.
Genealogy.com $ – This is major data site, with instruction and reference help.
FamilySearch.org – This is a major data website sponsored by the LDS Church and includes with instruction and reference help.
MyFamily.com – Hosts family websites for sharing photos, genealogy, and more.
FindAGrave.com – A database of cemetery inscriptions and photos.
Footnote.com $ – In conjunction with the U.S. National Archives, Footnote offers data, original records images, and more.
OneGreatFamily.com $ – This is primarily a family trees sharing and collaboration website.
WorldVitalRecords.com $ – WVR is also known as Family Link, and represents a major data website, with instruction and reference help.
GenealogyToday.com – Genealogy Today includes instruction, reference articles, and includes some unique data collections.
AncestorHunt.com – A site consisting of collected genealogy links.
AccessGenealogy.com – A website that includes references to helpful articles, especially for Native American information, and some data.
EllisIsland.org – Database of passenger lists that is free to search. Actual passenger list images can be purchased.
CyndisList.com – A huge website dedicated to cataloguing genealogy website links.
Interment.net – Transcribed and indexed cemetery inscriptions.
USGennet.org – Historical and genealogical web hosting service.
Geni.com – Web 2.0 and focuses on genealogy community building and networking.
KindredKonnections.com $ – Grassroots created data site with compiled family Trees, and some extracted records.
FamilyTreeMaker.com – Homepage for Ancestry.com’s genealogical software.
SearchForAncestors.com – Interactive directory of free genealogy websites and data.
DistantCousin.com – An online archive of genealogy records and images of historical documents.
CousinConnect.com – A large free queries website.
GeneBase.com – A DNA ancestry cataloguing project
TribalPages.com – Family trees hosting and charting program.
SurnameWeb.org – A collection of surname website links; online since 1996.
FamilyTreeDNA.com – DNA testing service focused upon family history test types.
JewishGen.org – Jewish, reference, instruction, coordination, and databases.
ObitCentral.com – Obituary database for finding obituaries and performing cemetery searches.
GenCircles.com – Upload and share your family trees.
DeathIndexes.com – Lists of links to United States death records, by state.
Genuki.org.uk – Large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
Daddezio.com – Website focused upon Italian research, with instruction, information and more.
PoliticalGraveyard.com – Comprehensive source of U.S. political biography that tells where many dead politicians are buried.
Linkpendium.com – A collection of genealogy links categorized by region and surname.
Geneanet.org – A collection of family trees, community, and submitted records.
US-Census.org – Census abstracts (U.S. GenWeb Census Project)
AncientFaces.com – Share genealogy research, community pages, family photos & records more for free.
HeritageQuestOnline.com $ – Census, PERSI (the periodical index), books.
CensusFinder.com – Links to free census records.
GenealogyBank.com $ – Database with index of newspapers and early books.
GenWed.com – Online marriage records, where to order, some indexes, and more.
GenealogyLinks.net – Links to free sites, arranged by state and county.
WorldRoots.com – European nobility and German reference material.
ProGenealogists.com – Website created by professional genealogists with links, instruction, data, and reference aids.
Census-Online.com – Links to censuses and census abstracts.
FamilyTreeMagazine.com – Website for magazine publisher that includes shopping, links, and research tools.
KindredTrails.com – Links to genealogy and data websites.
USGenWeb.com – A group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
FindMyPast.com $ – Indexes to British records of many types.