Websites new to our list for 2021 are indicated by an asterisk (*). Sites marked with a dollar sign ($) require a subscription or other payment to fully take advantage of their content; otherwise free sites that have some sort of premium tier or paid add-on have this noted in the write-ups.
The result of a state-of-the-art digitization project by Germany’s major Protestant denomination group, Archion makes millions of pages of church registers available to browse (with searching planned). Subscriptions start at about 23 USD per month.
Don’t be put off by the plain exterior of this search engine for central and east European records. Inside you’ll find 1.8 million pages in 3,240 historical directories; 159,000 pages of memorials of Jewish communities; 46,000 pages of community and personal histories; and more.
Cherchez your French families with digitized records, genealogical society indexes and in-depth guides to other resources (mostly available in English). A premium membership runs about 50 USD annually, but you can do beaucoup here for free.