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Want to do your own research?  The links below will help you find what you are looking for.  Some are expensive to use and some are free.  These are sites that we use frequently.

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ancestry
This site offers subscriptions for various countries or a world-wide one.  It has a very large number of databases.

Ancestry also has a DNA site

https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ethnicity/   

findmypast
An excellent England and Wales site.  Its transcriptions of data are more accurate than those of ancestry.com  You are unlikely to come across howlers such as Maidstone, Kenya or Berlin, Warwickshire both of which we have seen on ancestry.com.  It has the UK census from 1841-1911 inclusive.  Pay-as-you-go or subscriptions at various levels.

FREE SITES

Cindi's List
The number one source for genealogy links 

freebmd
England and Wales birth, marriage and death indexes from 01 July 1837

New Zealand BMD
New Zealand birth, marriage and death records - privacy restriction based on event dates.

IGI
The oldest source of free records.  This comes from the church of the Latter Day Saints and is an excellent source for parish records.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Over a million war dead

findagrave
Names and photographs supplied by volunteers.  particularly good in USA and Canada. 

National Archives
UK national archives

Federation of Family History Societies
UK Family History Societies are all here.

Ellis Island
Arrivals at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924 - 20 million people.

Ontario Cemeteries
Over 3 million records of Ontario internments

Canadian Censuses
Census and various other records

 

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