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How Genealogy can help you find people

 

What's the best genealogy site?

 

There are various ways by which you can begin to trace your family roots. YOU CAN
  1. Ask relatives
  2. Visit public or local libraries
  3. Check out family history centers/community colleges/ universities or
  4. Rely on genealogy websites

Things you can do before looking up to websites

1. Update yourself as much as possible. You can try asking your living relatives (cousins, aunties, uncles or anyone in your family) to fill you in with as many details about the family history – records of birth, baptism, family bibles, records of death and marriage, stories, memories, dates, locations, names or anything they can remember.

2. Visit your nearest public library equipped with all the details you could collect from your relatives. Local libraries most often do have a winning edge when compared with Internet websites. See if the library has a genealogy department. If yes, you can think of doing your primary research here. You may come across the names of your great grandmother or even stumble upon her death certificate in one of them.

Here is our list of the Public Libraries in UK

Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Alderney
Anglesey
Angus
Argyll & Bute
Barking & Dagenham
Barnet
Barnsley
Bath & North East Somerset
Bedfordshire
Belfast ELB (N.I.)
Bexley
Birmingham
Blackburn with Darwen
Blackpool
Blaenau Gwent
Bolton
Bournemouth
Bracknell Forest
Bradford
Brent
Bridgend
Brighton & Hove
Bristol
Bromley
Buckinghamshire
Bury
Caerphilly
Calderdale
Cambridgeshire
Camden
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Castletown
Ceredigion
Cheshire
City of London
Clackmannanshire
Conwy
Cornwall
Coventry
Croydon
Cumbria
Darlington
Denbighshire
Derby City
Derbyshire
Devon
Doncaster
Dorset
Douglas
Dudley
Dumfries & Galloway
Dundee
Durham County
Ealing
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Sussex
Edinburgh
Enfield
Essex
Falkirk
Fife
Flintshire
Gateshead
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Greenwich
Guernsey - Guilles-Allès Library
Guernsey - The Priaulx Library
Gwynedd
Hackney
Halton
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hampshire
Haringey
Harrow
Hartlepool
Havering
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Highlands
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Hull
Inverclyde
Isle of Wight
Islington
Jersey
Kensington and Chelsea
Kent
Kingston Upon Thames
Kirklees
Knowsley
Lambeth
Lancashire
Leeds
Leicester City
Leicestershire
Lewisham
Lincolnshire
Liverpool
London
Luton
Manchester
Medway
Merthyr Tydfil
Merton
Middlesbrough
Midlothian
Milton Keynes
Monmouthshire
Moray
Neath Port Talbot
Newcastle
Newham
Newport
Norfolk
North Ayrshire
North East Lincolnshire
North Eastern ELB (N.I.)
North Lanarkshire
North Lincolnshire
North Somerset
North Tyneside
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottingham City
Nottinghamshire
Oldham
Onchan
Orkney
Oxfordshire
Peel
Pembrokeshire
Perth & Kinross
Peterborough
Plymouth
Poole
Portsmouth
Powys
Reading
Redbridge
Redcar & Cleveland
Renfrewshire
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Richmond upon Thames
Rochdale
Rotherham
Rutland
St Helens
Salford
Sandwell
Scottish Borders
Sefton
Sheffield
Shetland
Shropshire
Slough
Solihull
Somerset
South Ayrshire
South Eastern ELB (N.I.)
South Gloucestershire
South Lanarkshire
South Tyneside
Southampton
Southend on Sea
Southern ELB (N.I.)
Southwark
Staffordshire
Stirling
Stockport
Stockton-on-Tees
Stoke-on-Trent
Suffolk
Sunderland
Surrey
Sutton
Swansea
Swindon
Tameside
Telford & Wrekin
Thurrock
Torbay
Torfaen
Tower Hamlets
Trafford
Upper Norwood
Vale of Glamorgan
Wakefield
Walsall
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Warrington
Warwickshire
West Berkshire
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
West Sussex
Western ELB (N.I.)
Western Isles
Westminster
Wigan
Wiltshire
Windsor and Maidenhead
Wirral
Wokingham
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire
Wrexham
York

3. You can also check out community colleges and family history centers that allow people to search for their family history.

4. You may even turn out lucky by simply googling people you would like to search for .eg. “kelly jane, born 1720, edinburgh, ”

5. Then of course there's the DNA test for those who badly want to know their family roots.

Finding the best and cheapest site to trace your ancestral roots is an easy task if you know how to go about it the right way. To put it in simple words, finding the best genealogy site to use depends on your answer to the following questions –

(1) Your family clan?
(2) Where in the world are you planning to search?
(3) How long ago do you intend to search?  and
(4) Are you willing to pay a subscription fee?

To make your job easier, we are on the process of picking up the top 25 free and paid genealogy websites in UK