The Tree Maker offers a free family tree guide to genealogy websites that may be able to help you in your family search. Simply follow the links to see what each website has to offer.

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Free Family Tree Guide & Search Help

This Free Family Tree Guide was developed to help our visitors with their genealogy search for family names. We have supplied a few links and guide lines that we have found are helpful to Beginners and Intermediate Genealogists. Beginners should scroll down to “Let’s Get Started”.

The quickest way to find more of your family tree is to use other people’s research and then Verify What They Have Found. This can save you many years of genealogy searches in finding the your family lines. It can also save thousands of dollars you'd spend in that time. We want to empahsize again how important it is to Verify what information you find in this manner. You can conduct a genealogy search on the following two main websites. Together you'll have access to well over 1 Billion Names.

Beginners!! Let’s Get Started

First you will need a way to keep track of your family names. There are two good ways to do this. One way is to use Free Trial. Their system will guide and teach you on how to keep your family names online and share with other family members and to search other people’s family trees to see if there is a match to your family tree. Another way is to have a genealogy program for your computer. There are many genealogy programs out there, but we recommend “Family Tree Maker 2008”. We thought it was easy to learn.

Today genealogy programs are a must. Not only do they allow you to share with others by simply emailing the family tree file but they can automatically check for mismatching dates and keep pictures of your ancestors. They even let you know when there is a problem with the family lines you have listed.

If you wish, you can have your family tree saved online. There are a couple of good genealogy websites that have this capability. We found the following to be very easy to use and have over One Billion Names within their records:

Search for Ancestors at

Now you are ready to start your family tree. The best place to start is at home. Best of all it’s free. The family tree will start with ”You”. Then you will add your mother and father, then each of their parents {your grandparents}. Most people can get this far without too much problem. Other family members and old family friends can usually get you back at least one more generation. Now comes the fun part, the actual genealogy search to find your family tree.

Over the years we have had many visitors ask our opinion about the best way to“ getting started in finding a family tree” and “where to start their genealogy search online”, so hopefully you will find this free family tree guide helpful in your genealogy search. As we mentioned above, using another genealogist's work can be very beneficial, but you will need to ”Verify their work” or you may find that you will end up having an enormous amount of work to correct in someone else’s mistakes.

Help with Genealogy Books, CD’s and Magazines

You will find there are many different ways to find your ancestors. The ancestors that you are searching for most likely had different occupations and lived in different parts of the world from each other. Finding records on each one can be very challenging. Now, some information can only be found by certain types of records. There are thousands of Genealogy books, Family Tree CD’s and many magazines that you can waste your money on if you don’t have a little information on each one first. Knowing which books, CD’s and magazines that may be of the most help in finding more ancestors for your family tree is a must. We built this free family tree guide webpage to help our visitors get past some stumbling blocks that many beginners come up against. The Ancestry Store should be of help. It has reading materials on the following genealogy research subjects and much more.

Military Records
  • Military Records for the Civil War
  • Military Records for the Revolutionary War
  • Military Records for the War of 1812

  • And More!!

    Passenger List
  • Passenger Lists of Ships Coming to New York
  • Passenger Lists For Irish Emigrants to America

  • And More!!

    Immigration Records
  • Irish Immigration Records to America
  • Scottish Immigration Records to America
  • German Immigration Records to America
  • Dutch Immigration Records to America
  • Migration to New England

  • And More!!

    Vital Records
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records
  • State Marriage Records
  • Birth Records
  • Death Records
  • U. S. Census Records
  • State Census Records
  • Indian Census Records

  • And More!!

    Other Helpful Items
  • Official Guide to “Family Tree Maker 2008” Computer Program
  • Ancestry Magazine
  • World Family Tree Super Bundles
  • U.S. Church and Parish Records
  • International Church and Parish Records

  • And More!!

    The Ancestry Store, Right Here!!!

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    Keep in mind that the information you are looking for may not be in the records in which you are searching. For example the “Social Security Death Index”. It can normally be found at genealogy websites that have access to this information but the information can only go back as far as the people who registered with “Social Security” at the time it was established. Therefore you can find people who were born as far back as 1875 as they would have been adults when Social Security was begun. There are many other types of records, that may contain documents, which list the ancestor for which you are searching. These records most likely have taken many years to compile, making them very valuable. So do not be surprised if you have to pay a small fee to gain access to this valuable information. However this could mean the difference in finding the records you are searching for and never finding the information. The following links will have the mentioned records in addition to many others. Simply follow any link and do a quick search for the name for which you are presently searching.

    Search for Ancestors at

    Other Genealogy Websites

    There are many thousands of genealogy websites that claim to have many family names, but most of these websites fail in helping you as they are more focused on the family tree of the person who started the website. However some of these types of websites have grown to be rather large and do offer a genealogy search for your family tree. Listed below are a few of them that may be of help to your genealogy search.

  • Ellis Island Foundation
  • Genealogy Home Page
  • Gen Circles
  • American French Genealogical Society
  • Canadian Genealogy & History

  • To be honest the quickest way we have found in getting the most information from family tree databases and do so in an efficient way is to use the following genealogy companies. Combined they should have almost everything you need.

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    Professional Family Genealogy Research Company

    If you want to find your family tree, but don’t have the time or desire to search for yourself, and can easily afford the cost, then we have found a Professional Family Genealogy Research Company would be your best bet. The link above, found in green text, will guide you to more information about this service. Though there are thousands of research companies we only recommend progenealogists. Again, for more information on this type of research service please Click Here.

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