Tutorial: Live Roots
5/2/2011
This free website aims to help genealogists locate records and resources -- both free and fee-based on independent websites, large commercial repositories and in printed materials not yet digitized.
Someone once compared the internet to the world's biggest library, but with all the books thrown in the center of the floor. It's totally true: There's no card catalog, no comprehensive index of online data and no central database for one-stop searching. Live Roots is trying to change that.

This free website aims to help genealogists locate records and resources -- both free and fee-based on independent websites, large commercial repositories and in printed materials not yet digitized. Though Live Roots doesn't cover every available resource, it's a good tool for starting a simple search or tracking down a more elusive ancestor. And it includes some sources you're unlikely to find anywhere else. Here's how it works.