I have been helping patrons search for their ancestors for years. It is only recently I began my own search. My family is pretty easy when it comes to our heritage, right? Not really. I find I’m a step ahead because I know where to look. So, I thought I’d share some great resources I have used and recommended to others.
You can’t beat Ancestry.com. Most of your local libraries will have a subscription. And if they don’t, find out which library does. Most libraries purchase a subscription that needs to be used in the library building. Of course, you can pay for a subscription and use it from your home too. If you have a lot to look up, I think it’s worth the money. Though most people don’t realize just how expensive databases, especially specialized databases, can be. You can try it for free with their 14-day free trial. And there are different levels of access – and cost. If you are serious about searching your ancestors, I’d highly recommend it: Ancestry.com
If you simply Google resources, you might fall into fraud traps. The next resource I’d recommend is a list of well-known and trusted links, sites, and data resources. It can be a bit daunting because there are so many resources. But at least the links and sites will work for you. Check out: Cindy’s List.
For more resources and links, check out your local library and my Pinterest Board.
~I’m here to help