Feb 21, 2012

Create Your Own Family Tree Website

Create Your Own Family Tree Website

Have you ever thought about putting your family tree online? Since genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies, it is easier then ever to put your family tree online.

Your Reasons for Not Having a Family Tree Online Yet

Do you think it would be too expensive? Take too long or be too time consuming? Do you have privacy concerns? Don't think you have the technical skills you may need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, GenTreeHow is here to help.

  1. GenTreeHow, will help you pick the best host for your family tree site and we'll only choose sites to show you that are completely FREE.
  2. You'll be able to have your site up quickly for your whole family to enjoy.
  3. Privacy is understandably a huge concern these days but there are very good safe guards to put your mind at ease.
  4. No technical skills needed or required. Most sites are set up for anyone at any skill level to use easily.
Two Different Types of Family Tree Sites
There are two different ways to put your family tree online.
1) Make your own family tree site website.
2) Create a username and password on a family tree site and upload your Gedcom file or input your family tree data manually.

Create Your Own Family Tree Website

Do you want a family tree site that you designed and looks unique. It's easy to have a site that looks creative even if you've never built a website before.

  • Wix Family Tree
There are many styles in which you can create your family tree website. You can add as many pages as you like and customize them according to your taste.

  • Why do over 10 million people & businesses use Weebly?For the easiest, most powerful, and affordable website-building experience

Web Based Family Tree
Web based family trees are hosted online by another website and let your whole family, even if they live some other place then you, contribute to your family tree so you can all work on it together. If you have a large family or are not the only person in your family who loves genealogy this may be the better option. Once you've signed up you can send an invite email to all your family to take a look at your family tree and then they can help contribute to your tree.

  • Tribal Pages.com is the home for 350,000 Family Tree Genealogy sites with over 80 million names and 2 million photographs.
  • My American Family
The Tree gives you an opportunity to create a special kind of family tree -- a tree that not only allows you to show the people who compose your family, but to tell their stories. And by telling their stories, you'll create a picture of your family as a whole that shows why it's unique. You'll also be creating an invaluable family history.

The 4 sites I've listed above care about your privacy. They only share or post information you choose to be posted or shared. If you want to use a site I didn't recommend just make sure you use Google to review the website before you join or sign up. A lot sites, web building, and online family tree sites say they are free but in the end they are not.

Put Your Family Tree Online

Putting your family tree online can be very rewarding. All of your hard work, names, dates, and maybe even pictures get to have a home of their own. Give one or all a try and see how much fun you can have.

Aug 18, 2010

FREE Web Based Family Tree Creators

"Web Based" means family tree software and information is kept on the website you choose to use. You are not buying software to download to your computer.

Here are 4 of my favorite primarily free web based family tree programs.  Each offers a free sign up and lets you create your tree for free.  See which one best fits your needs.   I like web based programs rather then buying a family tree software program to download to my computer.  I have had a software program in the past and spent endless hours inputting names and data on it. I didn't back up it up or save the information some place else and all my names, data, and information that I had was a complete loss when my computer was infected by a virus.  That can't happen if it is a web based program.  Not only that but finding time to work on my family tree was and is always difficult.  It is nice sharing the family tree with other family members and having help.

Ancestry Online Tree Maker

If you use a free web based family tree maker and think it should be included on this list please post a comment. 

Best Genealogy Sites!!!

Do you know and use a really good Genealogy Site that you think should be on this list? Please send a comment with the site and URL and if we agree we'll add it.

http://www.ancestryconnections.com/ Ancestry Connection Surname Registry

Obitcentral.com - Description: Obituary Central is your guide for obituaries, death records, obituary search, social security death index information, and cemetery search. Whether you're looking for obituary information in California, Florida, New York, or across the entire United States, Obituary Central offers a comprehensive listing of obituary records and vital records for marriage, death, birth, and divorce records.

AncestralFindings.com - Free Genealogy Look ups

http://www.free-genealogy.co.uk/ The free-genealogy site is a free listings site updated daily with helpful advice, articles and links all dedicated to the online genealogy sector.

http://www.genealogysearch.org/ No Frills, No Hype Everything you need for genealogical research online

GenWeb.com- Free Marriage Records Online Genealogy directory for marriage databases and marriage record links for the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~obitl/ Obituary Lookup Volunteers

http://www.rootssearch.net/ Free Genealogy! Our Roots to Your Roots!

http://www.gendir.com/ Welcome to GenDir.com, a great place to research your family tree, locate your ancestors, find geneology software and other geneology resources.

http://genealinks.com/  Here you will find a marriage records database, surname registry queries, and links to genealogy and history sites in a categorized genealogy directory of well-known and not-so-well-known genealogy and history sites. This free genealogy information is here to help visitors in their genealogy search to find ancestors and to find surnames.

http://www.usgenweb.org/  to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

http://www.ancestorhunt.com/mormon_church_records.htm  The Mormon Church (LDS or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) is well known for their collection of genealogy records. Search the Mormon Church's huge genealogy record collection in the free genealogy search

http://surnamesite.com Directory of genealogy sites with surnames, free genealogy database of wills, obituaries, birth records, and other documents posted by visitors, and surname queries

http://geneasearch.com/ Since 1999, GeneaSearch has been helping search for ancestors, build family trees and family history with free genealogy lookups, free genealogy sites, family surname newsletters, data, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, beginner's genealogy guide. Other genealogy resources are links, lists of societies, and a variety of tools for online research.. See our state genealogy pages for free genealogy databases and genealogy resources for each state.

http://www.ireland-information.com/ Ireland free information including history of Ireland reports, free screen savers, celtic clip art, Irish coat of arms, family crests, genealogy guides, Irish literature, gifts and more.

http://www.genealogysearch.org/free/forms.html Free Genealogy Forms and Charts

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/ The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.

http://expertgenealogy.com/free/ How to find family records using the best free Internet resources

http://www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/download.asp Getting organized and knowing the proper way to address government agencies and organizations can help you get quicker, more effective results. Family Tree Magazine has created forms that can help you access and organize your family history information. All our research forms are available in two formats: text and portable document format (PDF)

http://www.cs.williams.edu/~bailey/genealogy/ We have constructed the following forms we use in our own genealogy research. Please feel free to download, view, and print these forms using Adobe's Acrobat Reader. In return, why not send us a short message indicating who you're researching? We love hearing from all of you, and your searches around the world.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ Native American Indian Genealogy

http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ Are you hunting for your ancestors? Search for your family origins and immigrant ancestors! Free searchable databases are at your fingertips. Adding another branch to your family tree has never been easier.

http://www.misbach.org/pdfcharts/index.html Misbach Enterprises houses one of the largest collection of downloadable genealogy charts. All of our charts have been designed with over 40 years of genealogy chart making practice.

http://www.indians.org/Resource/resource.html One of the most complete listings of Federally Recognized Tribes (listed by State) in the United States and Alaska.

http://www.censusfinder.com/index.htm Census records are among one of the best and most often utilized tools for genealogy research. Many are recorded or transcribed online. Locating free census records online can present a challenge. With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in our categorized directory.