Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FamilyTreeSearcher.com is useful

I was reading the latest issue of Internet Genealogy magazine and Lisa Alzo's article about the Genealogy Agent web site (www.genealogyagent.com). It mentioned three web sites I wasn't familiar with -

* www.FamilyTreeSearcher.com - searches 8 web sites with online databases using the name and some vital record dates/places.
* www.Genealogy-Search-Advice.com - a question-and-answer site to help you determine what records you need to find, based on what you already know.
* www.Genealogy-Fast-Track.com - a decision-tree site that helps you perform search tasks based on what you have already done.

The last two sites are fairly useless for an experienced researcher.

However, the www.FamilyTreeSearch.com site is very useful. When you input a given name and a surname, and perhaps a birth date and/or death date, you can then click on links to search databases at these 8 web sites:

* www.Ancestry.com (if you have a subscription)
* www.sanbachs.net - the Computerized Ancestor
* www.familysearch.org - the LDS FamilySearch site (1880 US census, 1881 Canada census, 1881 UK Census, Ancestral File, IGI, Pedigree Resource File)
* www.Gencircles.com - user-contributed databases
* www.genealogy.com (some free, some subscription based) - includes free Genforum message boards, and User Pages
* www.geneanet.org - user-contributed databases
* www.KindredKonnections.com - user contributed databases (need subscription)
* www.OneGreatFamily.com - user-contributed databases (need subscription).

This site is pretty efficient, although the windows it opens are fairly small. Some of the databases don't show you matches unless you have a subscription.

1 comment:

MrDolomite said...

Maybe I'm not seeing it, but it looks like www.familytreesearcher.com is just a cyber-squatter address. There is only a single search bar at the bottom and it doesn't return anything at all.