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Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby SpiveyOhana » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:49 pm

Hi my wife and I are beginners to searching are family background and was wondering what are the best free places to search on or use please.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby fhb » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:37 am

I guess it depends which part of the world to look in. First thing though is to start with yourseles and work backwards. Talk to parents and relatives and make notes of everything they say. Then try and make sense of it -Family Legends often have fact for base but details and people do get changed in the telling!
For UK try FreeBMD, FreeReg & FreeCen
Look at Family Search but bear in mind that much of their info has been submitted so beware of accuracy. Use your local library as they generally have free access to Ancestry.com and maybe FindMyPast plus other resources. Use Rootsweb for forums, CuriousFox, Cindys List
It very much depends on the area of interest as there are OnLine Parish Clerks - Lancashire is very good.
Good hunting

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Re: Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby SpiveyOhana » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:40 am

Thank you for the reply I'm in Manchester uk I've signed up to the free trial of find my past but will definitely look into what you've suggested thanks again

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Re: Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby meekhcs » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:15 pm

A word of warning
When you sign up to these free trials with FMP etc they take your credit card details.
if you don't cancel the "membership" within the 14 days trial period they will charge your card.
My advice, cancel the membership now if you haven't already done so. You will still have your full 14 days free use.
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Re: Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby SpiveyOhana » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:27 pm

Thank you

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Re: Best Free Genealogy Apps, Programmes or Sites

Postby MaureenE » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:37 pm

Family History Federation has a guide on its website
"Everyone has roots"
https://www.familyhistoryfederation.com/education-roots

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