Genealogy Tools

Genealogy, the study of one’s family history, can be a rewarding and engaging hobby. With technology, there are now many genealogy tools available to help individuals research and document their family tree.

One popular genealogy tool is Ancestry.com, which is a subscription-based website that offers access to a wide variety of records, including census records, vital records, and immigration records. Ancestry also offers a DNA testing service, which can help individuals discover their ethnic origins and connect with distant relatives.

Another useful genealogy tool is the FamilySearch website, which is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch offers a wide variety of free records and resources, including access to the International Genealogical Index, which contains information on over 400 million people.

For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, there are also many genealogy software programs available. These programs allow individuals to organize and document their research, and can even create charts and reports to display the information. Some popular genealogy software options include Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, and Gramps.

Besides these tools, there are also many online forums and communities dedicated to genealogy where individuals can connect with other researchers and share information and tips.

For a massively complete list of genealogy resources, check out Cyndi’s List, which I’ve consulted since the 1990s for help in finding information, tools, and resources.

Whether you are just starting your genealogy research or are a seasoned pro, there are many tools available to help you discover your family history and build your family tree. With access to a wide variety of records and resources, as well as the ability to connect with other researchers, genealogy has never been more accessible or easy to pursue.