A Listing of Mostly Free United Sates Ancestry - Genealogy Resources
Discover your family history and research your family tree. Choose one of the free state websites listed and access free genealogy
records including Census, Land and Cemetery records. When it comes to Ancestry Research on the internet, you have a few choices.
view ancestry websites and pay your monthly fee, you could
website. Here you will find many
are free, but almost all are) for every
is lacking in original content, then
only a compilation of free ancestry resources organized
On each state page you will find a section called "County Websites". The county sites are from the "USGenWeb Project",
"Trails To The Past", "American History and Genealogy Project" and the "American
of these organizations are ran by volunteers.
You will notice that some of the counties have no data
and specify that they are
adoptable. These organizations rely on our support, so if you are interested
one of these counties, please contact the
groups state administrator.
* Using Google Command Operators To Improve Your Search Results
If you are going to do a Google Search and you want to get the best results, you should familiarize yourself with a couple of very
useful Google command operators, "allintitle" and "allintext". The "allintitle" operator returns search term results with matches
found in the title of a file where "allintext" returns search results with each of your search terms found in the text of the file. For instance, if you were looking for census documents from Clark County Washington for the year 1850, you could use the "allintitle" operator and your search might look like this:
This may return a lot of unwanted results, such as "Clark County Nevada". You could further filter your search results by trying
double quotes around Clark and County. This would still pull up "Clark County Nevada" and probably many more Clark Counties. You might even try "Clark County Washington". Double quotes could have the reverse effect and return very few results. So you
will have to experiment. The search string below could eliminate "Clark County Nevada" results by using the "-" operator. The "-" operator means, minus these results.
There is also a "+" operator that works the opposite way. You don't need to use the "+" operator with the "allintitle" command,
because it automatically searches for every search term you listed.
If you wanted to do a search for a census record for "Bill Jones" living in "Alameda County California" in 1910, you should use
the "allintext" operator. It will return only matches from your search terms found in the text of a file. The "allintext" operator is a very good way of filtering unwanted results. In the example above, you should try putting last name first and inclosing last and first
name in quotes. Most census records were recorded this way. You can also use the "-" and "+" operators with "Allintext. Below
is an example search for "Bill Jones" living in "Alameda County California" in 1910.
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