Top Free Genealogy Message Boards

Genealogy Message Boards and Forums are a fun way to connect with other researchers or jump-start your family history research when you’ve hit a bump in the road. It’s encouraging to chat with others who are working on similar lines. And with the advantages of Social Media you have more options than ever! Top Free Genealogy Message Boards include:       RootsWeb and the Message Boards at Ancestry RootsWeb and the Message boards at Ancestry.com are the same thing. This is a free family history message board. RootsWeb was purchased by Ancestry.com and Ancestry has kept it as a free offering and they have merged the message boards. You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword. They boast 25 million posts over 198,000 boards so there’s a lot of content.     GenForum GenForum is a free genealogy message board. It was started by Genealogy.com which was acquired by Ancestry.com and is kept as a separate message board/forum from RootsWeb. It boasts “14,000 on…
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Monmouthshire Genealogy Resources (Wales)

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, founded in by a Cistercian monastery in 1131. Photo by Phillip Capper. History Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties in Wales. The county names and boundaries have changed since 1972 and the current county of Monmouthshire is smaller than the historic county's boundaries. Most of the genealogy resources on these websites are for historic Monmouthshire. Timeline of Genealogically Interesting Dates Welsh-English Online Dictionary Cymtillery Colliery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Abertillery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Forest-of-Dean Family History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Govilon Website Libraries & Archives Monmouthshire Library Gwent Archives The National Library of Wales Historical Societies Gwent Family History Society of Wales Association of Family History Societies of Wales Shirenewton Local History Society Free Census Records England and Wales Census, 1841, free i…
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How to get your FREE American Ancestors Account

This is a free American Ancestors account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. AmericanAncestors.org is a website created by the staff at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. "Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the country’s leading resource for family history research. We help genealogists of all skill levels improve their knowledge and understanding of their family and its place in history. Although our name says New England, we provide expertise and research in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th-century colonial New England through twentieth-century immigration research." They have an online database with over 400 million searchable names.  Follow these instruction to create your free American Ancestors account: Log in to FamilySearch.org (If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you…
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