Easy Way to Search for Your Family Tree

Search Multiple Family Tree Websites for Your Ancestry

The Family Tree Searcher is an easy way to search for your ancestor at the major websites that have family trees. You only need to enter your ancestor information once to search all the websites. You can also find hints and suggestions for your family tree search as well. Here are the details.

Family Tree Websites Searched by the Family Tree Searcher

The Family Tree Searcher searches the following websites. Search hints and suggestions are also available for each family tree site.

  • Ancestry.com
  • Computerized Ancestor
  • FamilySearch
  • FamilyTreeNow
  • GeneaNet
  • Geni Search
  • MyHeritage
  • MyTrees.com
  • WikiTree
  • WorldConnnect

The Family Tree Searcher is listed as one of the Best Genealogy Tech Tools for 2022 by Family Tree Magazine.

Ways to Search for Family Trees

There are two ways you can search for family trees:

Your Active Family Tree Searches

With Your Active Family Tree Searches, you can search the major family tree sites by entering your ancestor's information just one time. That really speeeds up your searching. Also, Your Active Family Tree Searches determines the best type of search for each family tree website based on the information you enter on your ancestor. Go to Your Active Family Tree Searches. If you would like to see how Your Active Family Tree Searches works before actually using it, then look at the Your Active Searches Tour.

Search Hints and Suggestions for Family Trees

Should you decide not to use Your Active Family Tree Searches right now, we have pages with hints and suggestions for manually searching the various family tree sites. Each page provides such hints along with a review of the website's search capabilities.

Background on Family Tree Searcher

Cora Burns

The Family Tree Searcher website grew out of efforts to find my family tree. I found most of the clues to my ancestry by searching online, particularly for my great-grandmother Cora Burns (pictured here). Much to my surprise, the ancestry of Cora Burns can be traced back to the Quaker colonization in 1682.

As I became fairly good at searching the various websites, friends and relatives have asked me to give them suggestions for searching their family trees. Instead of telling them how to find family trees at various sites, I decided to create this website. I hope this website helps you in your search. To get started, just go to Your Active Family Tree Searches.

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