Where can you search about ancestor information for free?


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Several websites offer free ancestor information, including FamilySearch.org and RootsWeb.com. Both websites allow searches without creating an account. Users must create an account to save information found in searches for future use.

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The ancestry website search engines access worldwide public historical records, other ancestry databases and research results uploaded by other users. On both websites, users can browse educational material on genealogy research and help pages. FamilySearch.org has tools and templates available for users to upload photos and create family trees. RootsWeb.com provides message boards and forums to discuss ancestry research. Both sites allow users to upload and index their own research to expand the databases for future users.

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