Stop! Don’t pay for these 11 family tree research essentials—we’ll tell you how to get them free.
Money may not grow on family trees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get perks every once in awhile. Take our top genealogy freebies: This list includes records, books, software, research assistance and forms—things that hapless genealogists not in the know might pay for.
Of course, you may have to register with a site—providing your name and an e-mail address—to take advantage of some offers. We suggest opening a new e-mail account just for freebie sign-ups (naturally, using a free service such as Hotmail
, Yahoo! Mail
). Then put away your wallet and check out these deals: