Where can you research your family tree for free?


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Free family tree research is available through FamilySearch.org, RootsWeb.Ancestry.com and Glorecords.blm.gov, which is the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates the FamilySearch site, and the church operates more than 4,000 local centers where individuals can work with research assistants.

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RootsWeb provides search functions, message boards and blank family-tree charts. Members also can post their family tree to the site. The land office has a searchable database and scanned images of federal land titles going back to 1820, which allows users to determine when federal land was transferred to a purchaser or homesteader.

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