The internet is an invaluable resource for family historians.
Many websites now offer information about genealogy, and guides
on how to begin (much like this website). Some online services offer
family historians the chance to research their ancestors online.
It is these websites that are changing how people research their
family history, as these services have become much more popular
than searching the records at a local record office, or even buying
the records on CD-ROM to search.
Websites like RootsUK.com
give people the opportunity to search census records and BMD records
(among others) online, for a small subscription fee. On RootsUK,
for example, for £5 you get 100 credits which means you can
view 100 records.
Advanced features on these websites, such as TheGenealogist.co.uk,
includes a Surname Distribution map, a 'SmartSearch' feature (these
are both unique to TheGenealogist), and name variants/nicknames.
Do you want to research your Ancestors online?
If you are interested in researching your family history using
online services, there are research guides
you can view on our website. There are also descriptions of websites
you can use to search records online, so you can decide which
online resource to choose for your research.
'John Smith' at TheGenealogist using a simple search.
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results for 'John Smith' at TheGenealogist.
for your Ancestors Online
Search for your ancestors on The Genealogist, who provide a free
search for Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Census records, which
are the key records in any family history research.