Specialized Pedigree Databases

Specialized Pedigree Databases

In addition to the huge catchall pedigree databases, specialized databases have emerged. Most focus on a particular ethnic group or region. Here's a look at some of the best: Acadian-Cajun Family Trees www.acadian.org/progeny.html $29.95 for access to 600,000 names. Another CD, In Search of Our...

In addition to the huge catchall pedigree databases, specialized databases have emerged. Most focus on a particular ethnic group or region. Here’s a look at some of the best:

  • Acadian-Cajun Family Trees
    www.acadian.org/progeny.html
    $29.95 for access to 600,000 names. Another CD, In Search of Our Acadian Roots, costs $39.95. $59.95 for both.

  • Acadian-Cajun Family Trees CD-ROMs
    www.acadian.org/family.html
    Each $19.95, 1,000- to 33,000-name CD focuses on a specific surname.

  • Dave Wilks’ Free GEDCOM Server
    www.my-ged.com
    Search 7.5 million names for free. They’re also indexed on GENDEX (www.gendex.com).

  • Disbyt
    www.dis.se/search_fi_index_e.htm
    Pay $15 a year for a database of 6.7 million Swedes who lived before 1911.

  • Disbyt Finland
    frigg.abc.se/~disbyt/finland/english
    For $16 a year, access 30,000 names of people who lived before 1909 in Finland.

  • Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP)
    www.avotaynu.com/cds.htm
    This $20 CD-ROM contains 1.8 million names. A free online version at www.jewishgen.org/gedcom doesn’t include submitters’ contact information.

  • Familienforscher Datenbank fur Jedermann
    www.vorfahrensuche.de
    Free German-language database of 600,000 names.

  • GEDBAS
    gedbas.genealogy.net
    The GEDBAS Web site is a free German-language version of the 1.7 million-name GEDCOM database.

  • GeneaNet
    www.geneanet.org
    This French ancestor-search site offers a free index of 85.5 million names on other Web sites. Extra features are $40 a year.

  • Ohio River Valley Families Genealogical Database
    orvf.com/genweb/orvf/orvf.html
    For $9 for six months or $12 a year, you can access 97,816 residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois.

  • Old Colony Ancestors
    www.oldcolonyancestors.com
    This $35 CD of 126,000 names covers Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable counties in Massachusetts.

  • Planete Quebec
    epf.planete.qc.ca
    At this site, you’ll pay about $29 a year ($40 Canadian) for access to 4 million names; searching the index is free.

  • Tribal Pages
    www.tribalpages.com
    Search 4 million names for free; however, some databases are password-protected. Tribal Pages hosts personal genealogy sites for family researchers all over the world.
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