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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week 3

Free Online Genealogy Tools: Free online genealogy tools are like gifts from above. Which one are you most thankful for? How has it helped your family history experience?

I have used several different free online genealogy services.  But, I have to say that the one free service that I use the most is Google search.  After gleaning all the information I can from my paid services, I immediately turn to Google.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of information a simple google search can retrieve.  I have found newspaper articles, genealogy websites, pictures, books etc.  that have been applicable to information I am seeking.  Searches have brought me together with relatives in extended branches of my tree.  I have discovered entire websites that are dedicated to the research of surnames of interest to me along with fellow researchers.  As I have said many times to family and friends when we don’t know the answers –  “google it”!

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

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