List of genealogy databases

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This is a list of genealogy databases and online resources that are not specifically restricted to a particular place, family set, or time period in their content.

List for general purposes[edit]

Project Description
Ancestry.com For-profit genealogy company. Databases include Find a Grave, RootsWeb, a free genealogy community, and Newspapers.com.
Archives.gov Free online repository with a section dedicated to genealogical research[1]
BALSAC Population database of Quebec
Cyndi's List Thousands of resource links, categorized and cross-referenced
Familypedia Free cooperative family history wiki using Semantic MediaWiki
FamilySearch Images and indexes developed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Find a Grave Online database of cemetery records (over 152 million burial records and 75 million photos)
Findmypast The largest website for digitalized and transcribed British records
Fold3 Online repository, formerly known as Footnote, focusing on military records; owned by Ancestry.com
FreeBMD Index of births, marriages and deaths (BMD) for England and Wales from 1837 to 1983
Geneanet French genealogical website of more than 3 million members and some digitized archival records
GENUKI Information covering the British Isles
MyHeritage Aggregated search system and genealogy databases
New England Historic Genealogical Society America's oldest genealogical society, provides education and research resources with over 1.4 billion records[2]
Rodovid Global genealogy in many languages, genealogy wiki
Serbian Genealogical Society Online database with surnames, locations and background information
TheGenealogist Records mainly covering the British Isles
Trackuback Online context based genealogy visualization including cultural timeline and old maps
WeRelate Genealogy wiki and sourced collaborative, referenced place index, sponsored by Allen County Public Library and the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy
WikiTree Free genealogy community dedicated to building a worldwide family tree accessible to everyone
GEDmatch For comparisons of autosomal DNA data files from different testing companies. Used by law enforcement to identify suspects.

Comparison of notable databases for uploading family trees[edit]

Some of these also have social networking features.

Web site Alexa traffic rank[3] Free features Features for subscribers
Ancestry.com 457
  • Multilanguage user interface.
  • Some records are free for anyone to access, but the majority are accessible only by paid subscription.
Subscriber benefits vary by subscription class.[4]
FamilySearch 2471
  • All features free
  • Some records can only be accessed at a FamilySearch local office or through a library membership account.
Geneanet 9814
  • Multilingual user interface.
  • View historical records.
  • Searching in other users trees.
  • Uploading of scanned documents and photos.
  • Access to referenced genealogical place index.
  • Access to referenced source index.
  • Connecting trees made by different users by suggested matches
  • Add your family tree (unlimited size).
  • Family name alerts
  • Access to a library of 3 billion people
  • Tree comparisons.
Genes Reunited 64853

(1795 GB)

  • Add your family tree (unlimited size).
  • Forums and message boards.
  • View historical records.
  • Send messages to other members.
  • View other members' trees.
Geni.com 6114
  • Social network.
  • Web based editing of own network.
  • Downloading of GEDCOM files.
  • Tree view is only shown to users that have logged in.
  • Searching in other users' trees.
  • Connecting trees made by different users.
  • Collaborative editing of friends' trees.
MyHeritage 4214
  • Multilingual user interface.
  • Connecting trees made by different users by suggested matches
  • Limit of 250 individuals in tree
  • Limit of 2500/unlimited individuals in tree depending on plan
  • Timeline and Timebook
Rodovid 217,138
  • Wiki based social network.
  • Web based editing of own network.
  • Multilanguage user interface.
  • Searching in other users trees.
  • Connecting trees made by different users.
  • Collaborative editing.
  • Uploading of scanned documents and photos.
  • Access to referenced genealogical place index.
  • Access to referenced source index.
  • Email notification of updates on watched pages.
Trackuback
  • Uploading of GEDCOM files
  • Simultaneous visualization of all ancestors in family tree
  • Geography window with modern map
  • Timeline with personal information
  • Tools for editing your genealogy at basic level
  • Uploading of scanned documents and photos
  • Automatic geotagging of places for events
  • Advanced search in familytree
  • Timeline with cultural content
  • Old maps and historical sites
  • Wiki based information
WeRelate 203,422

(38022 US)

  • Wiki based social network.
  • Web based editing of own network.
  • Up and downloading of GEDCOM files.
  • Searching in other users trees.
  • Connecting trees made by different users.
  • Collaborative editing.
  • Uploading of scanned documents and photos.
  • Access to referenced genealogical place index.
  • Access to referenced source index.
  • Email notification of updates on watched pages.
  • Duplicate and common ancestor matching
Donation-supported
WikiTree 20,423

(8755 US)

  • Wiki based social network.
  • Web based editing of own network.
  • Uploading and downloading of GEDCOM files.
  • Collaborative editing.
  • Uploading of scanned documents and photos.
  • Duplicate and common ancestor matching.
  • Email notification of updates on watched pages.
  • Individually managed privacy settings for each profile.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians". National Archives. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ "About the New England Historic Genealogical Society". www.americanancestors.org. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  3. ^ Traffic rank according to alexa.com April 2015. Low number indicate high popularity.
  4. ^ What to do with an Ancestry Membership [1] 21 Feb 2022.