Audio New York Times Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 1
Documents New York Times Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 3
Film and Photos New York Times Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 2

Collaboration and Social Networking

Ancestral Atlas Map based genealogy site that enables you to add and share your family history events worldwide, free registration to add content, ($) for premium content and features
Genealogy on FaceBook List of 10,000+ links of english speaking genealogy groups on Facebook
FamilyLink Social Genealogy Networking Web Site, facilitating communication between genealogists
FindMyPast ($ or access at local Family History Center) US, UK and Australia records, integrated with a family tree builder
GenealogyWise Social network, like Facebook, just for genealogists
Geni Networking and genealogy web site supporting basic family history data, can set privacy levels, free for now
MyHeritage Build family tree online or upload GEDCOM $
MyTrees Archives with more than 230 million names in pedigree files, $ monthly fee or free access if you submit your tree
WeRelate Wiki allowing genealogists to share information on common ancestors AND a genealogy search engine
WikiTree the Worldwide Family Tree WIKI, with “trusted light” system that allows you to collaborate with individuals you select

Custom Book Printing/Reprinting

lulu on-demand printer, great for self-publishing
Quintin Publications prints or produces digital versions of rare genealogy books

Date Calculators

Date Calculator add to or subtract from a date
Weekday Calculator find out the day of week for a specific date


TinEye reverse image search engine, find out if a photo or image has a match anywhere on the Internet


Books We Own book lookups by volunteers
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Volunteer lookup directory


MeasuringWorth compare the value of U.S. dollars for any year from 1774


Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada table of commonly misread letters and another of phonetic substitutes, useful if a transcriber misread handwriting or if the creator of a record misspelled the name


Genelines customizable timeline charts that display your family history ($)
Ourtimelines to create a custom timeline showing your ancestor’s life as it fit into history
Tiki-Toki timeline creation tool allowing you to visualize the passage of time through your ancestor’s life
Timeline Tool web-based tool allowing you to create an interactive timeline with audio and video
WhoWhatWhen database of people and events from 1000 BC to present


Babelfish to translate a block of text or a web page
Characters in Foreign Alphabets translate text from cursive to print and vice versa, useful for typing a name into a database that uses a foreign alphabet, also a virtual keyboard for characters of any Latin-based alphabet
European Word Translator translate words from English to European languages
Free Online Translations
Google Translate translate text or an entire web page from one language into another

Web Searching

Family Tree Search GenealogyInTime’s search engine for family trees online
Family Tree Searcher search multiple family tree sites at the same time
Genealogy Search Engine GenealogyInTime’s search engine for ancestral records
Genealogy Search Help for Google create better google searches for genealogy
Genealogy Sleuth Search Engine Google’s meta-search of five genealogy web sites
Google Search Engines by Country list of google search engines by country
Million Short allows you to remove the most popular websites from your search results
Stephen P. Morse search multiple databases (census, passenger records and more) with a one-step search
WaybackMachine to access to old, no longer published web sites
WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine, useful for family history calculations, e.g. distance between places, day of week for a specific date, size of a county, relationships and more