4 Free Genealogy and History Sites You May Have Missed

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Fantastic free sites for genealogists and history buffs are popping up every day. Here are a few of our recent favorites that you may have missed.

Have other cool new family history sites to recommend? Share them in the comments!

Make Instant Discoveries in Your Family Tree Now

Imagine adding your family tree to a simple website and getting hundreds of new family history discoveries instantly. MyHeritage is offering 2 free weeks of access to their extensive collection of 12 billion historical records, as well as their matching technology that instantly connects you with new information about your ancestors. Sign up using the link below to find out what you can uncover about your family.


This new website dedicated to helping anyone record their family stories was mentioned in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter yesterday. He says:

Family members, including children, nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives, can use StoryWorth to ask questions of an older relative. The StoryWorth.com web site sends the questions to the older person, collects the answers, and then shares them (privately) with all family members. It is one of a handful of new companies focused on enabling people to collect their family histories.

Read more about it on Eastman’s site or check out StoryWorth for yourself.


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This fascinating history resource has been around for some time but we’re surprised how many people still haven’t checked it out. With more than 330,000 location based historical photos and stories, and some seriously creative options for researching and sharing your own family’s history, Historypin is definitely worth your time.

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories. Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.


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Designed for parents and teachers as an accessible resource for preparing historical learning projects, this National Archives site is an extension of one of our favorite free genealogy resources of all time. It is an excellent way for any individual to brush up on their history and quickly discover new facts relevant to your genealogical research.

12 Billion Genealogy Records Are Free for 2 Weeks

Get two full weeks of free access to more than 12 billion genealogy records right now. You’ll also gain access to the MyHeritage discoveries tool that locates information about your ancestors automatically when you upload or create a tree. What will you discover about your family’s past?

We have selected thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives. Use the search field above to find written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in our ever-expanding collection that spans the course of American history.


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Although long established, we just discovered Hack Genealogy and it has quickly become one of our go to spots for timely and digestible family history deals, tips and tech suggestions. If you love genealogy technology as much as we do, or are curious about where to start, you’ll want to check this site out.

Hack Genealogy is about “re-purposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy” and a little bit more. Hack Genealogy is more than just a list of resources. Hack Genealogy provides information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry. 


Featured image credit:  INDUSTRY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: DUBLIN, 8-30 Parkgate St, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland, 1914 – 1918, Historypin

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