About Us

OnGenealogy is a directory of online and onsite genealogy and family history records and resources and uses geocoding to pin these to a map.

This site is still under development, please pardon the mess. If you have suggestions for changes that would be helpful, please email [email protected] and we’ll see if we can make them happen.

OnGenealogy has keyword and location search tools that display your search results on a map. This allows you to visualize the area you’re investigating. We also include the business or resource address and contact information as well as social media connect buttons so you can quickly go to their YouTube tutorial, join their Facebook group, or follow their Pinterest board, etc.

Please email [email protected] if you’d like to:

  • create a listing if you own a genealogy or family history related site (please don’t create listings for sites you don’t own)
  • claim a listing if you’re the owner; after I’ve confirmed you’re the owner of the site, you’ll be given the rights to edit that listing
  • request a listing or event be created by OnGenealogy

OnGenealogy is owned by Mike & Alyson Mansfield and we are polar opposites.

This is Alyson. I primarily run this site. I graduated with a degree in Economics and do family history for fun. Whenever I’m stuck in my research, Mike offhandedly throws me a scrap of knowledge and redirects my efforts. I used to say, “everyone should know about that site” and then I decided to do something about it. I started OnGenealogy to share resources. Because I have no sense of direction I use a map on the site. My strength is I’m not a professional genealogist. I know people do family history for many different reasons and I try not to judge the how or why; I’m just providing resources and ideas. I like to spotlight genealogy businesses and resource owners to help their businesses and to help hobbyists find new ways to pursue their hobby.

Mike works full-time for MyHeritage.com and has worked previously for Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. He currently collects content for MyHeritage and has a knack for knowing where to find record collections. He has a B.A. in Computer Science and a Masters in Library Sciences. He took some genealogy classes in college and loves that he’s able to marry his hobby with his career. He’ll occasionally find time to share a blog post but he enjoys his day job at MyHeritage which doesn’t leave much time for side projects. He prefers careful, thorough, well-cited research but understands that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Thanks for your interest in our site and please feel free to email [email protected] with any suggestions for improving this site and making it more useful to businesses and researchers.

6 responses to “About Us”

  1. I’m just beginning to get acquainted with your site. Can you help me tracing my African American roots and how to use “AfriGeneas – African Ancestored Genealogy”?

  2. I am the administrator of the Sri Lanka Genealogy Website sponsored by the WGW Forum. We do have many inquiries from children who were taken for adoption seeking to contact their biological mothers. I have created an FB Group titled “Lanka CousinConnect” through which we publish the requests and seek positive responses. It would be very useful if we could utilize this website to publish and seek the same results in reuniting these orphaned kids with their biological parents

    1. I’d be happy to add your Facebook Group as a listing at OnGenealogy and will contact you for any other information needed to make the listing useful for Sri Lankan parents and adoptees. Thanks!

  3. I am just getting about to know about your OnGenealogy and was wondering if you can help me find about my mother and any family she may have had. I am new to this including using the computer. I am 86 years old so it takes time.

    1. Ollie,

      I am not a professional genealogist but you can call the FamilySearch Family History Customer Service, 1-866-406-1830, and they will either help you online or direct you to a local Family History Center library: https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ where volunteers (Family History Consultants) will help you for free. During the Covid-19 quarantines, local Family History Centers’ hours/opening varies by location, but they will put you in touch with free consultants who can help you get started on your search for your mother and family. It’s never too late to start. Best with your research!



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