Friday, January 9, 2009

RootsWeb - still free, still worth a look

RootsWeb has been around for more than twelve years now! One of the early volunteer-based genealogy sites, RootsWeb is now sponsored by Unlike the full-blown host site, the content on RootsWeb remains free. Some great resources to check out at

US Town/County database – to find the county when you know the town/city. Important because many vital records are kept at the county level.

WorldConnect – to find others researching your lines, and to share your research by uploading a GEDCOM from your personal database.

Message boards – to post an inquiry about your family.

FreeBMD – to search volunteer-indexed birth, marriage, and death records for England and Wales from 1837-1983.

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