Today I would like to express my thanks for many people who have been involved in all the amazing technology we have today that helps us do our genealogy.
Even though I never did genealogy 20, 15 or even 10 years ago, I know some of the techniques and ways of doing genealogy back then. Even 10 years ago we did not have most of the databases, internet websites and software programs we have today.
One of the most important things these days to help you accomplish your genealogical research are good genealogy database programs for your computer. There are dozens of programs available today that enable you to create a family tree or database of your family. Each program has pros and cons, but the most important thing when determining a software program is to use what works for you. As long as you can thoroughly document, organize and know how to navigate through your research, any program can work well for you.
The following are some of the most popular database software programs:
There are dozens of databases available today that we can access millions of records without leaving our house. These databases have changed the way we can do some of our research. Whereas before, now we can access some of the most common records such as census records, death records and newspapers directly from our home computer.
The following are some of the most popular internet databases:
- Ancestry.com - $
- FamilySearch - Free
- Footnote.com – Free/$
- Newspaper Archive - $
- Genealogy Bank - $
- Ellis Island – Free
- Find A Grave – Free