Search Hints (formely Kindred Konnections) has an excellent search capability, but you must be a member to view family trees. Nevertheless, the search results are quite detailed. They should allow you to easily determine if membership is worthwhile.

One feature of is the ability to search by a range of dates. This is a great way to zero in on the ancestors of interest.

Your best bet is to search first on the ancestor's and the spouse's name. If the spouse is female, just use her first name. Quite a few researchers omit the maiden name. So it is best to not try to find it. If you get too many responses this way, add the father's name of the ancestor. If you get too few responses, omit the spouse's name and use only the father's name with the ancestor's name.

How to Search for Family Trees

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  • 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
x paid downloads
x 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
x searches with spouse's name
x searches with parent's names
x searches by place of birth
x searches by place of marriage
x searches by place of death
x searches by country
x searches by state, province, or political subdivision
x searches by date
x ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
  searches by metaphone
  searches by soundex
* ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry

* If you submit your family tree to this website.