A Listing of Mostly Free United Sates Ancestry - Genealogy  Resources                     * LCM010713

      

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.

You can enroll in 

one of the pay for 

view ancestry websites and pay your monthly fee, you could 

do a *Google search 

and 

sort 

through 

the thousands of matches 

or you could just 

use this 

website. Here you will find many 

free ancestry resources, 

(not all links 

listed here 

are free, but almost  all are) for every

state.

 

If you feel that this 

website 

is lacking in original content, then

please 

understand, this is 

only a compilation of free ancestry resources organized 

in a 

manner in which I hope 

will 

make 

your ancestry 

research

 

much easier. 

 

 



On each state page you will find a section called "County Websites". The county sites are from the "USGenWeb Project",
"Genealogy 
Trails History Group", 
"Trails To The Past", "American History and Genealogy Project" and the "American 
Local 
History Network".  
All 
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 
in adopting 
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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