Whether you're a family history newcomer or a seasoned ancestry sleuth, our 15th annual collection of the best genealogy sites on the web can help enrich your genealogical research. Take a look to see which sites made this year's list.

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Surname Genealogy Research Strategies
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but for the family historian, names are vital to our research – and often just as thorny! Learn the best methods to research your family's trickiest last names in this hour-long webinar, from misspellings and repetitions to names that double as other words, plus search tools and techniques that everyone can use, from beginning genealogists to more advanced family historians.


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