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
Cyndi's List thousands of resource links, categorized and cross-referenced
CRARG (Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group) (www.crarg.org) finds and translates Holocaust survivor lists and death lists from around Poland. Its database is one of the largest on the web, with over 300,000 records so far, covering hundreds of towns and consisting of more than 150 separate projects.
Deutscher Genealogieserver of the Verein für Computergenealogie[1] major portal for German genealogy and genealogical societies
Ellis Island Foundation free searchable online database of passenger lists of immigrants who arrived via Ellis Island.


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 an online database of cemetery records (over 152 million burial records and 75 million photos).
Findmypast The largest website for digitalized and transcribed British records
Forebears Database of over 26 million surnames, with distribution and many meanings
GeneaBloggers a resource list of thousands of blogs related to genealogy and family history; many blogs include actual research records and resources[2]
GeneaNet an international genealogy database
GenTeam[3] An index of more than 17 million records (marriages, births, deaths, land records, house owners, cemeteries, obituaries, statistical records / enumeration / census, various registers, nobility, WWI military casualty lists, etc.) for Austria, Bavaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and former Austria-Hungary; free access for registered users
GENUKI information covering the British Isles
Gliesians a database repository of private GEDCOM files to support data analysis
HeritageQuest a database and genealogical search engine with census records from 1790. [4]
Historic American Newspapers from the Library of Congress Free searchable online database of over 2,400 U.S. newspapers.
IcelandicRoots an online database for Icelandic Ancestry: interactive maps, emigration, cemeteries, history, military, obituaries, photos, stories, and relationship calculator; many free features, blog, and social media. Genealogy assistance available. [5]
In Florida Memory a primary document database run by the State Library and Archive of Florida. [6]
Mocavo.com genealogy search engine and databases
MyHeritage aggregated search system and genealogy databases
Newspapers.com online database of digital newspaper pages from historical U.S. newspapers dating back to the 1700's.
PolishRoots Free searchable online database covering all areas that were historically part of the Polish Commonwealth. See www.polishroots.org
Rodovid global genealogy in many languages, genealogy wiki
RootsWeb free genealogy resources, including WorldConnect, a database with over 480,000,000 surnames
Rötter ("Roots")[7] major portal for Swedish genealogy and genealogical societies in the Swedish Federation of Genealogical Societies (Sveriges Släktforskarförbund)
Serbian Genealogical Society online database with surnames, locations and background information
South African Genealogy Database, GenDatabase.com is an online database with 50 million records.[8]
Werelate.org genealogy wiki and sourced collaborative, referenced place index, sponsored by the 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
Archives.gov free online repository with a section dedicated to genealogical research.[9]
New England Historic Genealogical Society America's oldest genealogical society, provides education and research resources with over 1.4 billion records[10]

Comparison of notable databases for uploading family trees[edit]

Some of these also have social networking features.

Web site Alexa traffic rank[11] 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.
?
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
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.
FamilySearch 2471
  • All features free
N/A
GeneaNet 7633
  • Multilanguage user interface.
?
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.
Gliesians 3,348,226

(400,311 US)

  • Downloading of GEDCOM files.
  • GEDCOM Unrelated Individuals Reporter
  • GEDCOM Endogamy Inspector Reporter
  • GEDCOM Surname Frequencies Report
  • GEDCOM Birthdates Timeline
N/A
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.
N/A
Werelate.org 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.
  • Up- 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.
N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ahnenforschung, Familienforschung, Genealogie - Der deutsche Genealogieserver - Verein für Computergenealogie - Verein für Computergenealogie e.V." genealogy.net.
  2. ^ http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2013/03/what-is-geneablogger.html What is a "GeneaBlogger" ?
  3. ^ "GenTeam - Genealogical Database". genteam.eu.
  4. ^ http://www.heritagequestonline.com
  5. ^ "Icelandic Roots".
  6. ^ https://www.floridamemory.com
  7. ^ "Rötter - Sveriges Släktforskarförbund". genealogi.se.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians". National Archives. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  10. ^ "About the New England Historic Genealogical Society". www.americanancestors.org. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  11. ^ Traffic rank according to alexa.com April 2015. Low number indicate high popularity.