Family Tree Searcher - find family trees at nine sites
Enter your ancestor information just once to search family trees at nine online family tree databases. This free service creates the best family tree searches based on your ancestry. Get started by entering what you know about your ancestor in the form below.
Find ancestors at family tree sites using the Active Searches page on this site. That page makes it easier to find family trees on the Internet. For instructions on how to search for family trees, go to the Active Searches Tour.
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My Family Tree
The Family Tree Searcher site grew out of efforts to trace my family trees. I found most of the clues to my ancestry by searching online, particularly for my great-grandmother Cora Burns (pictured at the right). Much to my surprise, the ancestry of Cora Burns can be traced back to the Quaker colonization in 1682. If you go back further, some lines of her ancestry have supposedly been traced back to nearly the year 1,000. I now have a lifetime hobby to verify all this information.
As I became fairly good at searching the various websites, friends and relatives have asked me to give them suggestions for searching for family trees. This website grew out of those suggestions.
Family Tree Searcher Review
"Overall this site is easy to use and very valuable. It provides a quick and easy way to try and get past an end-of-line ancestor. However, as with all genealogical information, it still requires verification of sources and conclusions. I recommend this site to any researcher who wants to locate other researchers on the same line. This website should be in the toolbox of every genealogist using the Web." Lawrence M. Hamilton, Jr., Hamilton National Genealogical Society, Inc. Click here for the full review of the Family Tree Searcher site.
Easiest way to search family trees
Use Active Searches. This allows you to search major sites by entering your information just one time. Also, this determines the best type of search for you at at each of the sites (all sites are not created equal).
Go to Family Tree Searches.
For those just starting out
Are you just starting to research your ancestry? If so, the following site provides an easy set of decision charts to help you get started.
Go to Genealogy Fast Track.
Free research advice
Have you started your genealogy search, but need suggestions that will make your search on the Internet more productive?
Go to Genealogy Search Advice.
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This free genealogy site will help you use Google for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results.
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