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Reviews of the Top 10 Genealogy Sites of 2018

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Genealogy Sites of 2018 (also known as Family Tree Websites). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each genealogy site, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

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Ancestry.com is our highest rated genealogy website. It offers top notch searching features to help you hunt through billions of online documents and reports, plus user-friendly family tree building tools. You can upload photos, write stories and notes, collaborate on projects with site members or professional researchers. It also trains you to become a better researcher, offering a selection of affordable membership options for...

» Read the Full Review of Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.co.uk is the UK portal for our number 1 genealogy site, Ancestry.com. You can build an in depth family tree with images and stories, collaborate on projects, upload photos and more. There are also DNA testing services, plus the opportunity to seek help from expert researchers.  Ancestry.co.uk is similar to Ancestry.com, with just a few subtle differences. The primary difference is the range of...

» Read the Full Review of Ancestry.co.uk

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Ancestry.com.au is the Australian site for the incredibly popular Ancestry.com. As you might expect, it is more focused on Australian lineages and history, also allowing full access to UK archives. The site offers a mobile app, a range of paid extras (such as DNA tests, family tree building software, expert collaborations and more) plus a range of very useful collaboration tools. We’re not particularly...

» Read the Full Review of Ancestry.com.au

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My Heritage provides a very substantial archive of varied historic records, which can be used to create large family trees. It also makes recommendations on potential ancestors based on other family trees, offering unlimited storage for premium plus members.  The range of documents and reports available on MyHeritage is impressive, and the search is quick to perform. You can also narrow down search results...

» Read the Full Review of MyHeritage.com

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US National Archives, hosted on Archives.gov, is a national collection of documents which spans US (and some world) history. It offers free online access to a wide range of documents, with special collections on veterans service records and several key historic eras and events. Whilst a lot of its documents and information aren’t available online, and access to some documents may cost money, the...

» Read the Full Review of Archives.gov/Research/Genealogy/Index.html

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Geneanet is a family-friendly website with genealogical archives to help you build your family tree. It has several tools for collaborative research, including forums. You can seek collaborative assistance, import previous GEDCOM information and upload your own photos and stories. Whilst Geneanet doesn’t have quite as many records as other websites, it does a decent job at providing an overall genealogy package. You can...

» Read the Full Review of Geneanet.com

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The National Archives UK, hosted on NationalArchives.gov.uk, are a world famous resource for finding documents covering more than 1,000 years of UK history. Whilst this site might not be perfect for building family trees, sharing photos and reuniting with living relatives, it has a huge amount of historic information, including films and photos. If you want to delve in the UK’s past, this is...

» Read the Full Review of NationalArchives.gov.uk

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a completely free resource. It helps you to find out about the lives and deaths of people who died during the two world wars, caring for memorials and cemeteries in over 23,000 locations around the globe. The amount and quality of the information available on CWCG.org is great. You can easily perform a detailed search for a...

» Read the Full Review of CWGC.com

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Family Search is a LDS-led initiative for documenting and sharing family histories. You can build a family tree, add photos, video and audio, perform extensive research and ask family members to get involved. Whilst it doesn’t have quite as much data as some of our top sites, if you find what you’re looking for then it’s a great free resource for uploading and sharing...

» Read the Full Review of FamilySearch.org

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Find My Past aims to help you to learn about your family history. It offers family-tree building tools which allow you to attach multimedia files to a relative’s profile. You can also explore military history, news articles, and a wide range of over 2 billion records. The site is primarily focused on the UK, but you can also pay for World membership, which covers...

» Read the Full Review of FindMyPast.com

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Latest User Reviews

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I never received your kit
User Review of My Heritage by Vitoax on 10 October 2018

Hi, I live in mexico and I pay for the kit and I never received your kit, a really was waiting because I am interest in may adn and where I cam from.... but was not possible, after 3 mounts... (Read the full review)



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Super tech support !
User Review of My Heritage by Doc on 10 October 2018

I was extremely fortunate that Olivia answered my tech support phone call to MyHeritage. I have been using the website for about 18 months and have a family tree with over 7,000 members. My tree had problems with some duplication... (Read the full review)



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Family tree dna
User Review of Family Tree DNA by Paula Sutton on 21 September 2018

I have been with Family Tree DNA since 2009 and was initially put off by it. However at the time I tested, they only offered mtDNA and YDNA tests. My lack of knowledge caused my frustration and the lack of... (Read the full review)



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Wonderful, helpful site that is super easy to use
User Review of Billion Graves by Cha Cha on 18 September 2018

Billion Graves has been working on enhancing their interface for adding photos and information about memorial created there. I find it extremely user-friendly and appreciate the changes they have made. I add over 500 transcriptions monthly so I never have... (Read the full review)



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Good idea but a lot of problems
User Review of Wiki Tree by K. Henderson on 12 September 2018

The best thing is that it is free. It intends to be a global tree that everybody collaborates on, but after years it still has many thousands of entries that have no sources and lead to nowhere. It is active,... (Read the full review)



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