Genealogy and Family Tree Databases:
Ancestry.com – considered to be the largest database for genealogy and family tree research. I started out with the Canadian version and soon upgraded to the World subscription. There is a US only version available as well. Try the free trial to see if you find your ancestors.
Fold3 (formerly known as Footnote) – excellent resource especially for USA military records. Also offer a free 7 day trial.
Review of Archives.com – a test drive I did of Archives.com. It is a less expensive, less extensive option. If you have a subscription to Ancestry or Footnote you probably don’t need this subscription unless you are a hard core genealogist and have subscriptions to everything. Try their free trial first to see if it meets your needs as they are adding records on a regular basis. The growth potential is there.
GenealogyBank – search USA historical newspapers. I’ve found many records (obituaries, anniversary notices, news stories) of my husband’s American ancestors in GenealogyBank. I consider it to be an excellent newspaper resource for family tree research. It is also fairly inexpensive for a year subscription.
Family Tree DNA testing – Various surname and geographical projects. We used this service for our KERR surname YDNA research and for autosomal and mtDNA testing. Highly recommended for genealogists who wish to use DNA to complement the traditional paper trail research.
Books about DNA Testing
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