WorldVitalRecords Search Hints

The site has a variety of genealogy resources. For family trees, they have exclusive rights to the The Everton Pedigree and Family Group Sheets. Everton's has some unique information. At least that is what I found for my own ancestry. It is the only place I found Denny Burns, the grandfather of my great-grandmother, Cora Burns. His father's name, however, was spelled "Burnes." So, one hint is that you should search using Soundex or Double Metaphone if you think there might be alternate spellings of the name. Nevertheless, the search capability at is weak. So, another hint is to search on male ancestors and skip searching on dates and locations. You will probably get more useful results.

By the way, Everton's also was the only resource that I found some information of some of Cora's more ancient ancestors.

How to Search for Family Trees

  • Best Way to Search: Go to Active Searches for easier searching. At the Active Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Active Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data.
  • Manually search yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints above. Website Capabilities

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries.

x free searches
  free viewing of pedigrees
x paid viewing
  free downloads of pedigrees
  paid downloads
  contact information for submitter
  ability to see all the names submitted by a particular researcher
  ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time
  searches with spouse's name
  searches with parent's names
* searches by place of birth
  searches by place of marriage
* searches by place of death
* searches by country
* searches by state, province, or political subdivision
* searches by date
  ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
x searches by metaphone
x searches by soundex
  ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry

* These searches might provide ambiguous results. They are not recommended.