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The top 100 genealogy websites of 2014.

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Find the genealogy website you’re looking for!

top100GenealogyInTime Magazine has published its third annual review and ranking of the top 100 most popular genealogy websites. This in depth compilation is a must read for any genealogist. According to GenealogyInTime Magaine,

“[They] distinguish between genealogy websites and websites that may contain ancestral records. The two are not the same. That is, the Top 100 List is based on websites specifically devoted to genealogy and genealogy audiences. Other websites such as Chronicling America or Australia’s Trove (and most other national archive websites) contain ancestral records in addition to many other things. These websites serve multiple audiences (historians, archivists, hobbyists, etc.) and not just genealogists.”

GenealogyInTime Magazine also provides an interesting break down of the top 10 genealogy websites. According to their data,

“Ancestry.com continues to dominate in the top position. It gets considerably more traffic than any other genealogy website. In fact, it gets more than three times the traffic of any other genealogy website.

Find A Grave has moved up one spot into second position. The number of records on the Find A Grave website has grown rapidly in the last two years.

FamilySearch.org has moved from fourth place into third place this year. It has also significantly increased the number of ancestral records over the past year.

MyHeritage.com has dropped from second to fourth place this year. There are a few other family tree websites that now compete with MyHeritage.

Geni.com and Ancestry.co.uk continue to hold the fifth and sixth positions again this year.
Geneanet moved up one position to number seven, while Archives.com dropped one position to number eight.
Genealogy.com remains at number nine.

Genealogy Bank is the new entrant to the top ten list this year. It moved up one position to hold the final spot at number ten. Genealogy Bank has also steadily increased the size of their newspaper collection this year.

For a comprehensive list of the top genealogy sites of 2014, visit http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2014-page02.html

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LDS Church members to gain access to genealogical sites sooner than expected.

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Free access to major genealogical sites is just around the corner.

happyFamilySearch is moving full speed ahead in its plans to provide LDS Church members with free access to three major genealogical online sites. Free access to Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com and MyHeritage.com was slated to be available sometime near the end of 2014 but it now looks like this will happen much sooner, as early as late summer. The project is a part of an ongoing partnership which allows the genealogical companies to work together to combine resources and gather historical records. This is very exciting news to LDS genealogists everywhere!

Thom Reed, FamilySearch’s partner marketing manager, explains what all the excitement is about.

“Partnerships between FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage and other companies in the future will provide new opportunities for people to discover their ancestors (and) preserve and share those memories for generations to come,” Reed said. “By working collaboratively with these companies, FamilySearch enables individuals around the globe to have access to billions of more records and make more conclusions to their family trees than they would otherwise have been able to do.”

“Free access to two of the commercial family history websites is already available to the general public at more than 4,700 FamilySearch-owned family history centers and libraries worldwide. Ancestry and FindMyPast currently offer free access to all patrons at the centers. MyHeritage will begin granting free access later this year, Reed said.”

For more information, visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599942/Access-to-genealogy-websites-for-LDS-Church-members-may-come-sooner-than-expected.html?pg=all

Looking for help with hard to find records or genealogical questions? Contact Heirlines Family History and Genealogy, breaking through family history walls for almost 40 years. We professionally identify and document ancestry and kinship relationships and verify and certify the family tree with Certified Family Trees™ and Certified Forensic Genealogy Solutions™. We’re ready when you’re ready!

Give us a call and speak with one of our professional genealogists today.

Call toll free 1-800-570-4049 or visit us at www.heirlines.com

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