Friday, June 29, 2007

Free Data Bases at Ancestry.com?


I am sure you are wondering if it is possible. Can it really be true that there are some free data bases on Ancestry.com? Wonder now longer. It is true and you just have to know how to find them. I am going to share with you how you can find these hidden gems for those who can't afford to pay the subscription prices for Ancestry.com website. Please note images are generally not available for the indexes but the records do contain vital information such as name, birth, death, marriage dates and places.

The link for the site can be found here, but I would suggest that you go to Ancestry.com and search for the free records utilizing their search engine. The reason for this suggestion is that Ancestry.com is constantly adding new databases to their collection so the link may outdate and become broken. Once you have navigated to Ancestry.com, click the search tab. You will notice on the right side of the page, a link for the card catalog under the link search products. Click on Card Catalog and it will take you to the search page. Once you have reached this page, you will type in "free" (without the quotation marks) in the keywords box and then click search. The search will bring you up hundreds of databases to search so I would suggest narrowing your search by utilizing the feature on the site that allows you to tell which type of record you want to search. Please note that the available free databases state the word FREE highlighted in green. Have fun!
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