Saturday, January 21, 2012

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? 

It is difficult to pick my favorite free online genealogy tool. But since many, many of my ancestors are from West Virginia, I'll chose the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. The main tools I use there are the databases at the West Virginia Archives and History section.  Mostly the birth, marriage and death records, although I definitely need to explore the other resources as well, including the West Virginia Memory Project.  I believe most of these records are indexed at the Family History Library now, but I often have better luck searching from the West Virginia site. If I can't find someone in one index, I'll try the other.


  1. Cool! Thanks for sharing this. I'll be sure to check it out.

  2. Hello. I see according to Geneabloggers, today is your 3rd year anniversary since you've been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets