Questions tagged [website]

Use this tag for questions about websites which assist a researcher with genealogy or family history research or sharing what they've learned. This does not include questions about software (which have their own tags).

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Investigation in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am trying to investigate a relative that migrated to Argentina. I have been able to find the references to the records of marriage and death. What I know: Name: Pedro Peñalba Águeda Marriage: 16/12/...
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GedHTree - an excellent program to convert Gedcom to HTML- is no longer supported. How can I obtain a registration code?

I'm looking for software that will convert my Gedcom to STATIC HTML files (no PHP) and display ancestor and descendant trees with at least 6 generations. Up until about 10 years ago, there was a ...
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GRO and Other Data - How to Provide Access via my site?

I notice that some sites give access to Census returns, GRO records (for the UK) etc eg this one has a long list of databases you can search https://www.familyrelatives.com/post_search.php. Does ...
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Privacy concerns regarding online (web-based) genealogy software

I'm a bit conflicted about asking this question, but it has been bothering me so why not ask? I recently attended a genealogy workshop where the instructor said that he would NEVER use THE major ...
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Deep Web Search Tools for Genealogy?

I somehow assume that there are more information publicly available on the internet about ancestors than google can/does show us. I see this sometimes when new relevant search results come up after I ...
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Seeking website/service that allows unauthenticated access to published trees?

Is there a genealogical service/website that allowd access to published trees without forcing guests to create an account? I've used Ancestry and MyHeritage in the past, and as best I can tell they ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

A relative has hundreds of photographs and other documents which he would like to make available to our fairly large number of known relatives. Presumably a web site would be the best way to do this (...
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Is there a space to collaborate to create a single family tree (for a surname)?

There seems to be many sites whereby you can search for records or even share each others family tree. But what I would like is a site that contains family trees (perhaps broken down by surname) where ...
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Personal family history website with rich media support?

I have some family members who have been asking for a family website wherewith they can assemble both family history information and upload pictures (sometimes with stories) and so forth in a friendly ...
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Website software that will display 'stories' as well as traditional lineage-linkage

I've a need to set up a website for a bunch of cousins who (maybe) share a common ancestry but who all definitely descend from people with the same surname in the same small village around 1800 and ...
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Creating and improving family tree online with help from relatives?

I know of Publishing family tree online? but my requirements are different. I would like to have my family tree online to create and improve it with relatives. I'm looking for a tool to share my work ...
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What are the benefits of starting a genealogy blog?

It seems that there are a million genealogy blogs (waaaaaay too many to follow). I'm sure that many are begun and then abandoned, but I can't help feeling that I'm missing something... Is there a ...
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Losing FamilySearch.org functionality from links to digital images. What am I doing wrong?

I frequently use links to digitized images at FamilySearch (below, "digital links"). Sometimes these are to entries in unindexed collections, while other times, it's just easier to refer someone to a "...
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Is there a specific URL at Ancestry.com for searching and finding the publicly available data?

Is there a URL or method of searching the materials at Ancestry.com that allows one to find (and see) the publicly available data? Somehow, I always end up in advertising.
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Citing sources from Facebook and other social media sites

Today I had reason to cite Facebook as a reference source. I couldn't find any recommendations for such sources, so I'll describe what I did. If anyone has a better method I'd be pleased to hear about ...
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What can be gained by paying for a subscription website such as Ancestry?

I see many free sources of information available, either online, through libraries or in person eg freeBDM, micro fiche etc. My research interests are in Queensland, Australia for the past 130 years ...
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With an Ancestry.com account do I have access to other sites they own? [closed]

From this article I understand Ancestry.com owns other sites like Genealogy.com, Fold3.com, Rootsweb.com, Footnote.com and (recently) Archives.com. Given that I'm a paying customer of Ancestry.com, ...
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Applying a corrected relationship to a census on Ancestry

Ancestry.com provide a way of applying per-user corrections to census records. However, this only supports changes to a personal name, place of birth, or date of birth. I would like to report a ...
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How to lookup a UK census reference

I have the parameters of a UK census page in a citation and I would like to go directly to it in Ancestry. However, I cannot find the feature any more. For instance, series=RG13 (i.e. 1901), piece=...
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Publishing family tree online?

I would like to have my family tree online to share with relatives. I do not see a current need to have any extra such as matches with other people's trees and resources (online sources). Would I be ...
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Dealing with incomplete dates for living relatives on Ancestry.com

I only have day/month dates for some relatives births, but no year. I usually record them as "25 Dec 19_" leaving underscores for the last two digits. The problem is the Brothers Keeper software I use ...
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Can certificates from General Register Office (GRO) of England and Wales be legally uploaded to Ancestry.com?

My question is partially related to Cost of BMD Certificates in England and Wales. Having purchased an 1865 Marriage Certificate from the General Register Office (GRO), I would like to share it with ...
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Can I remove facts from my tree obtained via other Ancestry.com members?

I'd like to clean up my Ancestry.com trees by identifying which facts in a tree came from other users - facts that may not be reliable. Can I identify the source of individual pieces of information ...
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What are the main free, online content providers for genealogical data? [closed]

I have become very familiar with the resources available on FamilySearch.org, but there are a lot of times when I still hit roadblocks. I am aware of Ancestry.com, but I know that most of their ...
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Recording same person as foster and adoption parent in Ancestry.com tree?

The Mildner couple in my tree became foster parents of a young girl in the early 1900s. In 1912, they were sued by the birth mother of the girl for custody, but the judge ruled that the girl could ...
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Can I legally copy clippings from Ancestry.com?

I have found an old newspaper clipping from 1912 on Ancestry.com that I would like to print out and distribute. Am I legally allowed to do so, or is the clipping still held under copyright? Does the ...
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If my Ancestry subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid?

I have an Ancestry.com tree with links to content that can only be accessed with a subscription. If I let the subscription lapse I realize I won't be able to see that content anymore. Will the links ...