|Basic||browse and search individual datasets and census indexes, create an online family tree||free|
|Gold||the above, plus searching all databases at once, advanced searching, high-resolution document images, downloading records, Discovery Alerts, stored browsing history, educational webcasts||$9 a month or $100 a year
Launched in 2011 and acquired by Findmypast in 2014, Mocavo uses a powerful search engine to find your ancestors in a variety of sources, including US censuses from 1790 to 1940, city directories, yearbooks, biographies and free genealogy websites. Its collections also include thousands of family histories and other books, many of which are unavailable on other genealogy sites. Free Basic members can search individual databases of records and view (but not download) matching records. You’ll get the most out of the site as a Gold member, which lets you access advanced search features, download records, and more.
Set yourself up for success on Mocavo with these strategies:
Post in surname groups. To post queries and find others researching the same surnames as you, look under the Community tab and click Groups. You’ll be able to search and join groups, and access the groups you’re in.
View family trees. You can view Mocavo members’ public trees. Click a letter to browse trees titled with surnames that start with that letter. You can’t yet search for individual ancestors in family trees.