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Our family of genealogy Web sites includes stand-alone sites, as well as sites that are companions for our software products. Dedicated to bringing you the best and most comprehensive resources and services available on the Web. For beginners, it is a fun and easy way to learn about genealogy. Start by taking our family history tour to learn all about discovering your roots. You can even create your own family tree and personalized home page FREE, without buying any software. All researchers will want to take advantage of tools such as the Family Finder, which indexes a wealth of family information and records on the Internet! There's much more, including classes and articles, web freebies, and an "Ask the Genealogist" column — take a look at our home page to see for yourself.
FamilyTreeMaker.comOne of the largest and most complete online genealogy resources, and also the companion site for Family Tree Maker software users. has many of the same offerings as, so you will find plenty of resources to help you locate ancestors, share information with and learn from others, and get research hints and help. also includes the contributor contact information service where you can get in touch with individuals who have contributed family information to our popular World Family Tree collection. The site map gives you an overview of all that you can find at this Web destination.

Helpful Web Sites
To learn more about the people, places, and cultures related to your family history research, browse Helpful Web Sites, one of the largest lists of genealogical and historical sites on the Web. It offers tens of thousands of links, organized in a searchable, easy-to-use directory. And, to help you determine which Web sites might be helpful to your research, most have a brief description.

GenForum Genealogy Message Boards
Working with other family history enthusiasts is an essential step for every researcher. GenForum, the largest genealogy message board site, lets you do just that. Share your success stories, swap research tips, and find others who are researching the same family lines as you. With millions of messages, it offers a wealth of information for you to explore, and as the largest genealogy message board community, it offers you the best chance of finding your long-lost cousins.

Family Tree Maker
Family Tree Maker SoftwareFind ancestors, guaranteed, with America's #1-selling family tree program. It is easy-to-use, yet so comprehensive you won't outgrow it. To start, just enter a few simple facts about your family. Then, with the click of the mouse you can instantly create a wide variety of beautiful trees, reports, maps and books. To help you trace your family tree, Family Tree Maker's powerful search tools scour the Internet and 371 historical data collections to help you find information on your family. Family Tree Maker has the largest Internet genealogy community in the world so you can share information and advice with other family history enthusiasts. Since 1989 Family Tree Maker has won over 30 reviews and awards for excellence. It sets the standard for quality, value and ease of use. The companion Web site for this product is Memberships
Membership provides all the tools and resources you need to make your research both productive and fun. You'll get easy-to-use Family Tree Maker® software, a wide variety of data, and expert tools and tips. Whether you are just beginning to research your family history or already are a seasoned genealogist, there's a package that's right for you. Learn more...

Data Collections Online Subscriptions
World Family TreeWorld Family Tree
The World Family Tree Collection contains customer-generated linked pedigrees. Finding one ancestor in a World Family Tree can instantly add entire branches to your family tree. View any tree online, or download it to your computer using our quick and easy wizard. At a glance, you'll see family relationships and details of vital events. It's the fastest way to add information to your own family research.

Genealogy Library
Genealogy Library
Referencing hundreds of millions of people across 5 centuries, this dynamic genealogy collection is a must for researching your family history. Now a complete resource that includes marriage, vital and military records; genealogies, society journals, land records and pedigrees; 1850 census images, and family histories can be yours in one easy to use subscription. Plus, hundreds of thousands of records will be added monthly!

Family & Local Histories
Family & Local HistoriesThe most extensive collection of family histories available, these 7.5 million fully searchable pages also include rare genealogical journals, local histories, atlases, and primary sources. This ever-growing collection of 25,000 total titles encompasses towns and families from all 50 states, Canada, and the British Isles from 1700 through the present. Formerly available only to libraries, these exclusive resources are now as close as your own computer.

International and Passenger Records
International and Passenger RecordsPassenger and immigration lists can be an invaluable primary source for tracing the vast majority of immigrants to the United States, particularly in the 19th century. With the single exception of federal census records they are the largest, the most continuous, and the most uniform body of records for the entire country. With this collection you'll receive instant, anytime access to a remarkable collection of online databases with more than 22 million names.

U.S. Census
U.S. Census CollectionWhen completed, the U.S. Census Collection will offer online access to images and indexes for all 15 publicly obtainable U.S. Censuses — over 140 years of American history from 1790 to 1930. New data will be added each month until the collection includes all the images and indexes for every available state and decade from 1790-1930. At completion, this collection will reference more than 550 million names.

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