Research Family Tree
Genealogy has become one of the most popular hobbies running, with literally thousand of new people each day getting into the art and science of family tree research. Family tree generating has gone from something that was done primarily by women in their middle years, to a hobby that is enjoyed by everyone from the late teens to 75 year old men.
To Research Family Tree members can be costly. While the hobby itself isn’t expensive, with just rudimentary things required, accessing the web sites and books that you want to find your family members may be expensive. Many sites will offer you a wide range of services and places to search, while charging a different fee for each service, while others will charge a monthly fee. As in the case of ancestry.com, those fees can be high, and you’re not guaranteed the return of information for your money, which means that you may be reticent to pay in the beginning.
When you research family tree members, you will at times have difficulty finding those members that you want to add, which can lead to empty slots on your family tree, or sometimes to frustration on your part.
A few simple tips, and some extra web sites can help you to alleviate the issues with your research. Family tree building can be fun and easy to accomplish if you’ve got some extra places to look for those missing members, particularly if those web sites are free, as your family tree research can also become an expensive hobby if the only resources that you have online are the sites which are monthly or yearly membership sites.
When it comes time to research family tree branches for your own family, if cost is an issue, there are some alternative sites you can use. Let’s face it, in these days of higher unemployment and lower job security, cost may prevent you from buying into a site membership. Fortunately there are multiple free web sites that you can try first, to help you find your feet in the genealogy research area, without a big outlay of funds.
A few of the free sites that are your best bet to research family tree members online are listed below to help you get a head start on your research without costing you a great deal of money. Most of these have vast arrays of information that you can use to help you flesh out your family tree, while a few will have minimal amounts. Using them all together will help you to be able to do more research for a lower cost. If it becomes necessary to use one of the paid sites, at least you’ve gotten a good start and put off having to pay for your information.
Cemetery Records for more than 5000 cemeteries
www.interment.net – There are a vast array of burial places and names listed here. If you know an approximate date when you ancestor died you can likely use this to assist you in finding the cemetery that you’re looking for.
Federal Land Patents for the United States
www.glorecords.blm.gov — Self explanatory, the land patents offer information about who bought it, when it was purchased and the purchasers names.
Debt of Honor. Military death records for WWI and WWII
http://www.cwgc.org/ — Listings of deaths that took place from all around the world in the battles of these two world wars.
Obituary Daily Times
http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary/ — Obituary listings from all around the world. Normally you won’t find where they are buried here, but you will find dates of birth and death. Records come from around the globe and are surprisingly complete.
There are multiple other free sites out there that will help you in your search. If you’re letting the cost of research keep you from enjoying your genealogy hobby, don’t. A complete list of free genealogy search sites will be published here at a later date.