Genealogy Resources

Need some help with your genealogy? is dedicated to gathering the world's genealogy into one human family tree. You may, however, have specific research needs that go beyond the resources currently available within OneGreatFamily.

OneGreatFamily provides you with links to some of the best services available. Each site has been reviewed and selected by OneGreatFamily based on site content and the ability of these sites to fill specific genealogical needs.


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  • Do you have Dutch ancestors? is an excellent resource for anyone whose ancestral lines trace back to Holland. The site has many databases, products, and tools for learning about your Dutch Ancestry. The site features databases of christenings, and court and notary records for South Holland. The site also includes a records timeline and a document of common Dutch first names.
  • Distant Cousin

    Distant Cousin is an online archive of genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources; such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, military records, and more. In all there are more than 6 million genealogy records from over 1,500 sources online.
  • is a free, searchable database containing nearly 50,000 records representing over 12,000 surnames. Anyone who finds an ancestor's photo belonging to the archive will receive it for free! Submit your own genealogy photos and come dig up the past at
  • is the place where genealogists can post their queries. The site features a powerful server and database engine to store, search, and manage your queries. CousinConnect focuses on making your queries highly visible to the genealogy community. If you are looking to contact other genealogists, discover distant relatives, or find a missing person, CousinConnect offers you the best chance for success.
  • Colonial Ancestors Database

    The Colonial Ancestors Database contains genealogy information and documents about ancestors in the thirteen original colonies. The database contains information about colonial ancestors posted by our visitors. Some of the records contain the email address of the submitter. You can contact the submitter to exchange information.
  • Directory of Royal Genealogical Data

    Directory of Royal Genealogical Data is a database containing the genealogy of almost every ruling house in the western world. The database includes more than 30,000 individuals from the earliest times to the present You can select indexes of the data that are ordered alphabetically, chronologically, by ruling house, by title or by another search string you specify. When you locate individuals you can then follow links to their most immediate family members, such as parents, spouse or children. You can also follow links that lead to further data about a person. The additional information, such as a picture or sound recording, may reside within the database or be found on other websites.
  • Census Finder

    Census Finder contains over 24,000 links to free census and genealogy records found online along with a vast amount of genealogy resources such as pages of county maps and genealogy society pages.
  • features 40 free spreadsheets which are designed for researchers to electronically organize and archive extracted census and cemetery data. The census spreadsheets faithfully reproduce the format of original records for the US Federal (1790-1930), Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and eight states. There are also spreadsheets available for specialty census records such as slave and mortality schedules, surviving spouses, pensioners and Indian rolls. Complimenting each census spreadsheet is what CensusTools calls the Tracker, a special spreadsheet which allows a researcher to display census data from multiple years for a particular person in a single worksheet for ease of analysis. The beautifully designed spreadsheets can also be printed blank to use as extraction sheets or filled in for inclusion in book projects. All of the spreadsheets are available as free downloads from
  • Caleb Johnson's Mayflower website

    Caleb Johnson's Mayflower website: Caleb Johnson has outdone himself with the massive Mayflower archive he's uploaded online. Apart from the excellent genealogical resources he's provided, he's done all the research on just about everything else you'd ever want to know about this historic ship, her passengers and her crew. It's one of the most interesting yet informative websites out there, and is used across the globe as a teaching resource on this topic. So whether you're a schoolteacher, genealogist, or just want a little pertinent reading for Thanksgiving, we highly recommend Caleb Johnson's Mayflower website.
  • CinnamonToast Genealogy

    CinnamonToast Genealogy: Research your surname or find records by region, record type, or religion at CinnamonToast Genealogy. This site is an excellent resource for genealogy records and information available online. The site provides visitors with 7472 links to other sites and contains links or information on more than 138,000 surnames. Take some time to enjoy the site's genealogy explorer search functionality or to submit your own genealogy website to its growing index.
  • Best Family Photography Tips

    Best Family Photography Tips explains EVERYTHING required to achieve the best photographic results for all your family events. Describes what to do before, during, & after taking digital photos. Includes examples on indoor & outdoor posing, composition, and lighting tips the pros use. Create baby, child, group, and pet portraits for the entire family.
  • (Radix) (Radix): This site, also called Radix, is dedicated to genealogy research in Hungary. The site provides links for professional research services in Hungary and provides access to a few Hungarian databases as well.
  • British History Online

    British History Online is a digital library for historians of Britain seeking access to an interconnected range of historical sources - including text and information about people, places and businesses from the 12th century to the present day.
  • Association of Professional Genealogists

    Association of Professional Genealogists is an independent organization whose principal purpose is to support professional genealogists in all phases of their work: from the amateur genealogist wishing to turn knowledge and skill into a vocation, to the experienced professional seeking to exchange ideas with colleagues and to upgrade the profession as a whole. The association also seeks to protect the interest of those engaging in the services of the professional.
  • Ancient Faces

    Ancient Faces: AncientFaces has become the largest visual genealogy presence on the Internet by providing a free location for the exchange of photos. Thousands of photos are being scanned and then added to AncientFaces by their owners so that others researching their family trees can place faces with the names of ancestors.
  • is the world's largest genealogy audio and video resource The site offers recordings of conference lectures on a wide variety of subjects. These tapes are especially useful to people who are not able to attend these conferences or who want to re-visit a particular lecture to further their knowledge about a subject. Join and listen to the experts as they share and discuss their methods, tips, and secrets on researching your ancestors.
  • Awesome Genealogy

    Awesome Genealogy is an online directory of genealogy resources. The site hosts several databases from ongoing projects and links to resources found elsewhere on the Internet. The site has a well-organized directory and has several categories of links and resources that are easy to access.
  • Ancestors Professional Genealogy Service

    Established in 1992, Ancestors Professional Genealogy Service has successfully traced the family history of over 3000 people and given help and advice to over 10,000 others! With our service, you will be given a set price and then you just sit back and let the professionals do the hard work for you! All of our findings will be backed-up by copies of original documents and you will receive comprehensive written reports on completion.
  • Ancestral Findings

    Ancestral Findings: A mega genealogy database allowing you to look someone up by: birth records, land records, state records, death records, census records, military records, marriage records, family trees, passenger/immigration records, and more!
  • All-Genealogy Sites

    All-Genealogy Sites: Research your surname or find records by region, record type, or religion at All-Genealogy Sites. This site is a topical directory for genealogy records and research topics. The site has more than 614 valuable links to genealogy resources. The site also provides an index of user-submitted genealogy websites.
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