Announces Its Top 100 Genealogy Sites Announces Its Top 100 Genealogy Sites

As mentioned previously, here at we’ve spent the past few weeks searching for some of the best genealogy sites on the Internet. Here is what we came up with.

As mentioned previously, here at we’ve spent the past few weeks scanning the web and evaluating content to find some of the best genealogy sites on the internet. Here is what we came up with.

How did we put this together? We wanted to identify and give recognition to websites which offered high-quality content, were innovative in topic or design, and which were frequently updated with new content. We also put some emphasis on finding hidden gems in the community, and bringing sites to attention which currently have relatively small audiences. As such, there are a number of lesser-known sites included, and a few more prominent sites unmentioned for the same reason.

Beyond these guidelines, the sites are quite varied. They do include blogs such as Bayside, FamHist, and Donna’s Genealogy Blog, but we also cast a wider net to include family sites such as Before my Time, and sites offering genealogical tools and services like Genealogy Gems and CensusTools. There are also a few sites which have carved their own ‘niche’ in the genealogy world without fitting into any particular category, such as JLog’s articles on technology for genealogists, and Genealogy Reviews Online. So long as the sites were ‘grass-roots’ and came out of the online genealogy community, we were more than happy to take a look at them.

The list of sites is here. If you speak other languages, you may also be interested in our choices for German, French, Spanish, and other languages. You can find these on our foreign language blogs, through the links at the top of the page.


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  • Mary Irene Hughes

    May 16, 2010

    I have been trying to get back on my family site for about one year now without success. Communication is impossible. What a waste to lose all that time that was spent putting in information! Not being a member on a site that I solely created is absurd! Have sent emails but cannot get to a real person that can help me.

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    May 17, 2010

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for writing to us.

    I am sorry that you have had difficulties.

    Can you please write to me at and I will look into your account, and help you access your family site.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,
    Esther / Team

  • Lou Leland

    June 4, 2010

    I downloaded this on my comp, how do i get it off of my computer?

  • Charles Carter

    December 2, 2010

    Hello Robort,

    I want to show my gratitude to you. I am greatly benefited by the “list of sites” (link) you have provided. These are really worthwhile.

    Thanks a lot
    Best Regards

    Charles Carter

  • Mr. Infertile

    February 20, 2011

    You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand your side of the story.