#FamilyHistoryMonth – check out FamilySearch!

October is Family History Month in the U.S. and OnGenealogy will celebrate the month by spotlighting a different genealogy website each day!   On Day 1 take a look at FamilySearch.org and all it has to offer.                 FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free for everyone to use. Things to do at FamilySearch: Build a free family tree on the shared family tree site Upload a family tree you control but others can see Search more than four billion records for free                       Upload family photos Search for photos and stories of your own kin Upload stories and memories of your family with or without photos Create free family tree keepsakes               …
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Free Genealogy offerings the week of July 4th

Follow the OnGenealogy blog this summer for free genealogy deals. As I see offers on genealogy company sites I'll add them to the blog and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Some free deals this week include: AmericanAncestors free records access for their entire collection - create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Ancestry.com free records access for the original 13 colonies - just create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Free Genealogy Webinars Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Canada's Top 10" by Kathryn Lake Hogan, free through Wednesday, July 5th Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Censational Census Strategies" by Mary Kircher Roddy, Wednesday, July 5th, must pre-register (free) Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Google Books" by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, July 12th, mu…
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Free Ancestry Record Collections Online

Another idea for #FamilyHistoryMonth is to check out the free Ancestry record collections online.     There are hundreds of free record collections available at Ancestry.com for those without a subscription membership. They're listed in alphabetical order and you'll need to use the right column scroll feature to see all available collections. Some of these record collections are indexes and some include an index and images. "Index only" collections are labeled "Free Index". You may need to create a free account after using the free databases but this account will be free, limited, and not require a trial-membership to continue looking at the free records. Don't submit credit card information or you'll be signing up for a free trial that will auto-renew. And if while searching, you're asked for a credit card number, you're trying to search a subscription-only collection. Happy Hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth
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