On Genealogy.com's GenForum message board, site visitors find topics such General Genealogy, Military Service and Religions. They can also find information on immigration, emigration and migration, as well as wars. Additionally, there is a miscellaneous category that includes such topics as obituaries, U.S. outlaws, photographs and rare books, among others.
Each primary category on the GenForum message boards has subcategories. For instance, the site divides General Genealogy into DNA, Record Lookups, Reunion Planning and other subjects. The Wars category has subcategories for specific individual wars. Users can view discussions regarding military service by the branch of the military, and Religion has subcategories titled with name of the religion.
In each subcategory, there are discussion topics posted with responses. To share a comment or join a conversation, it is necessary to have a login and password to the site. Viewing the topics and discussion threads, however, does not require a password, so anyone can access the GenForum site and browse the content.
Genealogy.com as a whole is a source for genealogical research, and the site encompasses research posted in the site's forums as well as popular genealogy articles. The site divides the articles, like the GenForum, into categories, which include Genealogy Classes, Rhonda's Tips, Twigs & Trees, Biography Assistant, and Developing Your Research Skills.