GPS-tagging smartphone apps make this growing gravesite collection the most futuristic way to find people from the past.
2. Find A Grave
Now boasting more than 145 million grave records spanning the globe, this easy-to-search site is your first stop for finding ancestors’ final destinations.
Miriam J. Robbins, who maintains a similar guide to online historical newspapers, is tackling the task of creating a directory of city and other directories, with links. Directories cover places in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and Thailand. You can learn more and follow her progress at her blog.
4. World Vital Records $
Now owned by MyHeritage, this subscription site ($89.99 per year, which also includes access to records on MyHeritage) searches not only vital records, but also US and UK censuses, military records, newspapers and more.
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