Get free genealogy search advice that builds on what you already know
about your ancestry. Simply answer a series of questions to get specific suggestions on how to
best use online genealogy records for
researching your ancestors.
Search Genealogy Online
The interactive part of this site will ask you
questions on what you already know about your genealogy. Your answers
to the questions allow this site to create a free, customized plan for what you might
do and where you might look in order to develop your research more
fully. We emphasize online records so that it is easier to perform your
research using your computer.
The free, customized advice provides suggestions tailored to your ancestry on
census records, birth records, marriage records, death records,
obituaries, ship manifests, naturalization records, and church
here to get free suggestions based on your ancestry.
Haven't Found Family Trees Online?
If no one has traced your family or if the
family information has not been placed on the Internet, you won't be able to find
family trees online. Unfortunately, a lot of ancestor research has not
been placed on the genealogical websites.
The next best thing to do is to use census, birth,
death and other records to find more on your ancestry.
here for free advice as to which records you should use.
Genealogy Search Guides
Once you have suggestions how to best trace your ancestry, we also
provide hints in our guides on How to use the genealogical records.
This is particularly useful if you are not sure How to use certain records
that were recommended.
of the guides include birth, marriage and death records,
naturalization and census records, ship manifests, using obituaries,
newspapers, and historical societies, finding church records, and locating
family trees on the Internet. Each guide highlights facts about where to
find these sources of information, hints on using them successfully, and
examples of how these have been useful to a variety of people.
here to see the Search Guides.
The free Online Advice feature
of this site will also point you to the
guides which should be most useful to you. Also, as you learn more about
your ancestry, you can come back for additional advice.
here to start your customized plan.
Searching for Common Names
Looking for common surnames on the Internet can, at times, be a frustrating experience. The following site provides suggestions for finding ancestors who have a common surname. You will find a page devoted to each of the common surnames. Each surname page
provides specific resources for that surname.
here for suggestions on common surnames.
If you are searching for an uncommon surname, click here.
My Genealogy Search
This site grew out of my efforts to trace my
ancestry. I found most of the clues online. As I became fairly good at
using the various websites, friends and relatives have asked me to give them suggestions. This
website grew out of those suggestions. Since my background is in software
development, I decided to use some simple artificial intelligence (AI) programming. It is the AI
programming that provides the questions you will be asked when you try the
Click here to start the questioning process.
I have sprinkled my own story about
investigating my ancestry throughout this site. It is my hope that you find my experiences and this site useful.