Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, Family History Research Consultant, explores the resources available online and in local, state and national historical repositories that help family historians discover more about their African-American heritage. This five-part series provides helpful tips on accessing the best websites, which records are most beneficial, and how to get the most out of original records.
Build your family tree entirely on the internet, giving you the ability to access your family heritage from anywhere at any time. Engage family members, around the country or around the world, to assemble and share your family roots together.
This link to Ancestry.com is the url for your personal subscription to this fee-based resource of worldwide census, marriage, newspaper and various other records. To access Ancestry-Library edition (for free at MCPL branch libraries), click here.
Dynastree lets you create your family tree as well as keep track of your relatives. The more personal information you provide -- such as names, dates of birth and death and photos -- the more your tree will bloom. You also can invite your relatives to participate, thereby extending the reach of your tree.
This site has been helping connect families since 1999 with its unique collection of databases and innovative search tools, original articles from experienced genealogists, and a marketplace with an extensive catalog of products for family tree building. Whether you've been working on your family history for years or just getting started, Genealogy Today can help jump start your research.