50 Free Genealogy Sites to Search Today

Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more.

We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don’t forget to thank them and give back when you can. Enjoy the search!

50 Free Genealogy Sites

1. : largest collection of free genealogical records in the world

2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree

3. : historical newspapers from the US and Canada

4. : locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe

5. : millions of archived newspaper pages

6. : official US National Archives site, many free genealogy databases and resources

7. : indexes of the Canadian census

8. : civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

9. : massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county

10. : genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss

11. : highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online

12. : official archives of Canada, census records and more

13. : immigration records, free indexes and original records, fee to download copies

14. : baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK

15. : various genealogy records

16. : world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information

17. : immigration records, pre Ellis Island

18. : giant database of archived US newspapers from the Library of Congress

 19. : genealogy photo archive

20. : records on former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants

21. : various genealogy records

22. : military service records and more

23. : Jewish ancestry research

24. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK

25. : vast family history directories and more, good Native American resources

26. : records on British and European people in India pre 1950

27. : extensive surname research site

28. : massive directory of genealogy related blogs with a huge amount of free information

29. : list of Native American genealogy resources and searchable databases

30. Viximus: member submitted biographical information

31. : for researching ancestors from the Netherlands (in Dutch)

32. : official National Archives of the UK

33. : official National Archives of Ireland

34. : reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland

35. German ancestry research (many sections in German)

36. : War of 1812 pension records access

37. : Civil War records from the National Park Service

38. : Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources

39. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases

40. : a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging

41. : headstone records

42. : good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations

43. : for researching disasters and other events your ancestors might have been involved in

44. : Romanichal ancestry research

45. : revolutionary war graves registry and patriot index from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

46. : vast number of archived US newspapers

47. : hundreds of thousands of obituary entries

48. : genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)

49. : wonderful list of resources for researching Hispanic ancestry

50: : search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily

There are many more free genealogy sites online. Since we can’t possibly list them all in one article, please share your favorite in the comments if you don’t see it here.