Is anything really free? Many things are free in life including family history research sites. Sometimes free is not so free and many times more frustrating than it's worth. If you are following along, I plan to take on the free claims one at a time and let you know just how free they are. My goal is to review one site each week. I plan on starting with the big ones first. Then I want to investigate sites around the world.
Paid sites make your life much easier. So, if you are in a hurry, or you have deep pockets, I will recommend some of my favorites. Many of the paid sites are linked together. The records are available no matter which site you subscribe to.
I will attempt to catalog the different types of sites also. Each site specializes in or is better at one thing or another. So if you are planning on spending money for a sites tools, you may want to wait around awhile and get some suggestions.
If you are on a limited budget, there is an amazing amount of information available. You just have to know where to find it.