Find your ancestors online! This issue of Family Tree Magazine is all about online research. Learn which of the “Big Four” genealogy websites will best help your research using our guide, which compares the records collections, online family trees and DNA tests of each company. And once you’re on those websites, you can use this issue’s tips to search censuses and find free record collections.
Highlights from this issue include:
- a comparison guide to the “Big Four” genealogy websites: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage
- a roundup of 50 free records collections at genealogy websites
- simple tips for searching online censuses
- tutorials for 5 key Dutch genealogy websites
- a FREE Irish genealogy cheat sheet
The Fab Four
By Sunny Jane Morton
It was a hard day’s night before rockstars Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage stepped onto the stage. Here’s how the “Fab Four” genealogy websites compare.
By Rachel Fountain
Rock out by following these chart-topping genealogy and history accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
By Dana McCullough
Save time and money with these 50 free records collections living “undercover” on subscription websites.
By John Boeren
With millions of free online records, you won’t have to pay your way to Dutch ancestors. These five websites will get you started.
By Rick Crume
Discover your ancestors in online census collections with these 26 practical search tips.
- State Research Guides: Washington, DC and Wisconsin
- Lisa’s Picks
- Timeline: Punctuation
- Family History Home: Archiving Family Slides
- Stories to Tell
- Your Turn: Online Search Tracker
- Document Detective: Marriage Bonds
- Now What
- Tech Toolkit
- DNA Q&A: I’ve Taken a DNA Test. Now What?
Once you download the March/April 2020 issue of Family Tree Magazine, you’ll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.