Family history online resources

The internet is ideally suited to genealogical research for two key reasons:

  1. It removes the constraints of time and money involved in long and costly trips to remote parish churches, etc. Much of the interest in online genealogy has been driven by those in North America and Australasia tracing their roots in the British Isles
  2. Genealogy is a collaborative activity. Only a limited amount of progress can be made through individual research. The internet has allowed researches across the globe to share information and so build their own family trees more rapidly and more extensively than would have been possible before

A number of general interest genealogy websites exist that could help with your project:

The following websites are referred to in other pages of this section of the website:


This page was last updated on 21 November 2016

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