Fee or Free – Online Family Trees

Here's a quick look at some Fee and Free Family Tree offerings. Fee Family Trees and Limited-free Family Trees MyHeritage I have a premium family tree on MyHeritage and with their premium offering I have multiple separate trees (one I uploaded for my family, one I uploaded for my husband's family, and one I uploaded for my cousin's take on our shared ancestry). I love the Smart Matches (tree to tree matching of ancestors), Record Matches (tree to record matches of ancestors), Record Detective II matches (the hints they send when someone from one record you've sourced to an ancestor matches info on that ancestor from another source at MyHeritage), and the Book Matching (tree to book matches-they constantly search online books collections for you). I have hundreds of potential tree matches at MyHeritage and thousands of potential Records Matches. I also have DNA matches at MyHeritage.  MyHeritage's tree only has the "ancestral view" which goes from the bottom (you or your ch…
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Make Free Printable Family Trees at TreeSeek.com

   #FamilyHistoryMonth You can create free printable family trees at TreeSeek.com.  With your free FamilySearch account OR by downloading and importing a GEDCOM file* from any family tree site or with any family tree software, you can create free, printable family trees. (I edited mine to remove the first few generations but you get the idea.)  TreeSeek.com has several options for printable trees including colored fan charts, black and white fan charts, name clouds, and more.  If you have a FamilySearch account (free) you can login with your FamilySearch login and TreeSeek will pull data from your FamilySearch account. If you don't have a FamilySearch account you can opt to have TreeSeek import your GEDCOM file by selecting "Try Now" at the "We now support creating charts with a GEDCOM file" prompt.*  After TreeSeek has made your tree you can download it to your computer or thumb drive/USB drive and print it. The trees are beautiful to disp…
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Help Creating Your Free Family Tree

  #FamilyHistoryMonth If you're at all intimidated about creating a free FamilySearch family tree, there's free help available. Login to FamilySearch.org and select the "Get Help" button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen (see above) OR you can go to the Family History Center Location Finder and type in your city or postal code (almost anywhere in the world) and find a Family History Center near you. Local Family History Centers are run by volunteers and they'll be able to help you create free FamilySearch accounts, create your family tree, research and attach records to your tree, and some Family History Centers will even be able to print a fan chart of your tree. Family History Centers have access to all of the FamilySearch online records (billions) including some books and manuscripts that can only be accessed at these centers or at approved libraries (sometimes I drive 5 minutes to my local Family History Center to access a book I can't access from m…
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