Where can family history and heritage information be found online?


Quick Answer

Numerous websites are dedicated to finding family history and heritage information, including Family Search, My Heritage and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Each website allows users to input specific information to find information regarding their families and ancestors.

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Full Answer

Each website requires different information. Family Search allows a user to search for a deceased relative by inputting the first and last name, birth place and birth year. The search can be limited to a certain life event or a specific relationship. My Heritage asks for the user's name, year of birth and names of the mother and father to create a family tree from its archives. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation offers an online search for people looking for ancestors that migrated to America through Ellis Island. The user must input the first name (or first initial) and the last name of the specific ancestor.

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