Best FREE Genealogy Websites of 2017: International Genealogy Websites

By David A. Fryxell Premium

Danish Demographic Database

Find the Danes in your family tree with this English-accessible collection of all Danish censuses plus some probate and emigration records.


The fully scanned 1875 census is the latest addition to this comprehensive collection of Norwegian enumerations, church records, emigration information, historical photographs, land and probate records and more. Click the link for digitized archives to get started.

Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies

The map library is the star of the organization’s site, but you’ll also find databases and how-to guides.

Search 889,000 pages relevant to Central and East European family history here, including historical directories, Holocaust memorials, military lists and school sources.


Find your French families with this site’s guides to archives, a genealogy encyclopedia, uploaded trees and beaucoup links.

German Genealogy Server

Yes, this site from Germany’s Association for Computer Genealogy is in Deutsch, but Google Translate can open the door to its mailing lists, forum, society pages, digitized books, gazetteer, WWI casualty database and research aids.


The dozens of databases here include the 500,000 surname and town entries in the JewishGen Family Finder, 6 million names in the Family Tree of the Jewish People, a database of 6,000 Jewish communities, a 54-nation gazetteer, and 2.7 million entries on victims of the Holocaust.

Wie Was Wie

This updated home to 130 million entries about Dutch ancestors puts civil-registration records at your fingertips, along with population and church registers and family trees and biographies.


The global counterpart to USGenWeb, this volunteer site has some gaps, but some of its country-specific sites are the best in their class.

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