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It’s easy to overlook—and underestimate— <>. The site’s design is pleasant but generic; it looks a bit like those placeholder pages you run across when you mistype a web address and stumble upon a URL squatter. The name is easily confused with that of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website at <>. Indeed, some of the content at comes from the National Archives, either directly or indirectly through NARA’s partnership with another subscription genealogy site, Footnote <>.
Other content draws upon the familiar Family­Search site <> of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Family History Library. Likewise, many of the experts touted on’s home page are familiar names in genealogy, and the video tutorials come courtesy of our own Family Tree Magazine.
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