Free Genealogy Resources
Family Tree offers dozens of free, in-depth ebooks on a variety of genealogy hot topics, handy cheat sheets and quick reference guides, and forms designed to…
How to Find Your Ancestors for Free
Finding your ancestors for free seems like an impossible task. Everywhere you turn, subscription-based access seems to be the only way to gain the family tree information you’re desperately seeking. But before you take out that second mortgage, take some time to check out these free resources.
The Family Tree Podcast Listening Guide
This guide to the Family Tree Podcast by Family Tree Magazine highlights the best episodes from the show’s past ten years, as well as a few favorite episodes from our host, Lisa Louise Cooke.
Official US Census Dates Free Download
The date a census taker wrote on his form isn’t as important as the official census date: Enumerators were supposed to list individuals’ ages as of a date specified by the Census Bureau. This magic date varied, so use this chart to sort out ancestors’ reported ages.
Free Forms for Recording Your Family History
Family history isn’t just about records and vital statistics—it’s also about the stories, memories and traditions you want to pass on to future generations. These free forms available for download will help you preserve those precious pieces of your family’s past.
Free Online Historical Newspapers for Genealogy Research
Read all about your ancestors in these free, online historical newspapers. We’ll show you the best resources for finding free digital newspapers, and how to use them.