You are on the Customized Genealogy Search Advice page.
Answer a series of questions to get free specific advice on how to best use online genealogy records for researching your ancestors.
Genealogy search guides provide basic information about what is included in the various sources of genealogical records and how to find them on the Internet.
Searching for common surnames on the Internet can at times be a frustrating experience. We have provided some suggestions for improving your genealogical search for a common surname.
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Use the free Genealogy Advice feature of this site. This 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.
Use Family Tree Searcher. This allows you to search the major family tree sites by entering your information just one time. It also determines the best type of search for you at at each of the sites (all sites are not created equal).
Go to Family Tree Searcher.
This free genealogy site will help you use Google for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results.
Are you just starting to research your ancestry? If so, the following site provides an easy set of decision charts to help you get started.
Go to Genealogy Fast Track.