Free family history resources


15 January 2017
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Feeling frugal? Check out these free family history resources

Feeling frugal? It’s not unusual at this time of year! Fortunately there are plenty of free family history resources to explore, so a limited budget doesn’t have to put a limit on your research. Be sure to get your copy of Family Tree January with more New Year inspiration. And to stretch your finances further, check out our latest subscription offers here.

Plan ahead for great reading! Make a list of books to read and order copies using the inter-library loan service – ask your local library for details.

Find out what subscriptions your library has to genealogy and other websites, such as The Times Digital Archive.

Learn to read old handwriting with The National Archives’ free online palaeography tutorial at

Discover the Latin used in documents 1086-1733 with The National Archives’ free online tutorial at

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Explore the huge free database of family history records at FamilySearch. Find out how to make the most of this excellent resource with our guide here.

Has someone already researched your family? Search interest names at the Guild of One-Name Studies.

Check out One-Place Studies. It has hundreds of one-place study sites listed, all with free content.

Don’t miss Family Tree January for plenty of family history New Year’s resolutions and genealogy plans for 2017!

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