Hints and Suggestions for Searching Family Trees at WorldConnect
This announcement appeared on the RootsWeb.com website in March, 2023: WorldConnect family trees will be removed from RootsWeb on April 15, 2023 and will be migrated to Ancestry.com later in 2023.
Ways to Search WorldConnect Family Trees
- The Best Way to Search Other Family Trees: Go to Your Active Family Tree Searches on this website for easier searching. At Your Active Family Tree Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Your Active Family Tree Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data to help with researching your genealogy.
- Manually search WorldConnect family trees yourself. This is no longer an option. See the announcement displayed above.
Review of WorldConnect Family Trees
Updated on June 25, 2021
Highlights: WorldConnect at RootsWeb.com is a collection of user-submitted family trees. It contains millions of references to lineage linked individuals and families identifying research on given family lines. You do not need to create an account or have a membership to review the family trees. The website does not have original documents, but does allow for citations. Those citations, however, can vary in quality.
For more features, see the table below.
See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries in the table below.
|x||free family tree searches|
|paid family tree searches|
|x||free viewing of pedigrees|
|paid viewing of pedigrees|
|free downloads of pedigrees|
|paid downloads of pedigrees|
|any supporting documentation shown with the family tree|
|free viewing of supporting documentation|
|paid viewing of supporting documentation|
|contact information for family tree submitter|
|ability to share editing of your family tree with others|
|ability to see all the trees or names submitted by a researcher|
|ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time|
|searches with name of spouse|
|searches with names of parents|
|searches with names of children|
|x||searches by place of birth|
|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 of birth|
|searches by date of marriage|
|searches by date of death|
|ability to specify date ranges for searching|
|x||searches by exact spelling of names|
|x||searches by similar sounding spellings of names|
|x||uploading of your family tree|
|interactive editing of the online version of your family tree|
|ability to delete the online version of your family tree|
|ability to keep your family tree private, should you prefer that|
|automatic suggestions for matches in other family trees or documents based on your family tree|
|Your DNA results can be attached to your family tree|
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Douglas K Barry
Barry & Associates, Inc.