Genealogy Resources in the Best of the Web Directory

Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestor Help

    Online collection of family documents, naturalization and immigration records, and military muster rolls.

  • Books We Own

    Volunteer-run resource and online service for international genealogical research.

  • ChartistAncestors

    Resource for family historians searching for ancestors involved in the 19th Century Chartist movement in the UK.


    Web archive of genealogy records and digitized historical documents from various sources such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, and census records.

  • Dynatree

    Online family tree builder that also maps out surname distributions across the United States and Europe.

  • e-Family

    Genealogy site created for individuals or families who are researching their roots in South Africa.

  • Family History South Australia

    Find information on South Australian ancestors. Includes pioneer shipping, passenger lists, marriages and cemetery databases.

  • Family Relatives

    Offers family records for Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

  • Famous Roots

    Presents the family trees of several deceased celebrities or famous people. With links to other related resources.

  • Genealogical Journeys in Time

    Provides a wide range of genealogy and surname resources, guides, links, and research tips.

  • Genealogy Help

    Site dedicated to helping genealogists of all skill levels in improving their research skills.

  • Genealogy Images of History

    Growing compilation of scanned images of articles published in magazines, newspapers, and books featuring people from the past.

  • Geni

    Genealogy resource offering unlimited uploads, family tree merging, and collaborative genealogical projects.

  • GenieSpeak

    Compilation of genealogy seminar and family research resources.

  • GenLookups

    Directory of genealogy lookup volunteers. With forms, information on rules for volunteers, and related links.

  • Genoom

    Online platform for creating private family networks. Enables the building of genealogical family trees and the uploading of GEDCOM files, photos, and documents.

  • Irish Roots

    Guide for finding Irish ancestry and the origins of Irish surnames.

  • Italian Genealogy Online

    Comprehensive Italian ancestry resource. Links to surname searches, different Italian dialects, and a variety of tips for successful researching.

  • Live Root

    Genealogy search engine featuring more than 239,000 resources catalogued.

  • Look to the Past

    Genealogy and historical preservation resource focusing on Missouri records. Also offers records for Kansas, Illinois, and surrounding states.


    Offers free genealogy tools, relationship calculators, charts, and terminology definitions.

  • Olive Tree Genealogy

    Free genealogy records that include passenger lists, ships search, immigration tips, and photo albums.

  • One-Step Webpages

    Portal for online genealogy offering a simpler and shorter way for searching genealogical data available on the web.

  • Ship Index

    Genealogy resource with an index to ships in books. Free access to 143,937 entries with premium access to even more.

  • Your Family Tree

    Provides information on genealogy and ancestry along with a useful resource for researching family history.

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