Friday, June 8, 2007

Commercial Genealogy Services

It is difficult to stay up to date with the different sets of online databases offered by commercial genealogy services. A list of the different commercial web sites is in order. The member or reader can then go to each web site to determine the current content, the cost of a subscription, etc.

The online commercial genealogy web sites with data from the United States that offer subscriptions to individuals for in-home access include the following:

1) Ancestry (part of The Generations Network)

2) (partnered with FamilySearch Inc.)

3) GenealogyBank

4) (part of The Generations Network)

5) Genealogy Today

6) Godfrey Memorial Library (partnered with FamilySearch Inc.)

7) Kindred Konnections (partnered with FamilySearch Inc.)

8) One Great Family

9) World Vital Records (partnered with FamilySearch Inc.)

The list above does not include commercial sites that market mainly or only to schools and libraries.

Many national, regional and state genealogy societies have databases behind their subscription firewalls - I will deal with these in a separate post.

There are other commercial web sites with databases for Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia, etc. I will post those in a separate list.

If I have missed some commercial sites with personal subscriptions, please make a comment to this post and I will add them to my list.

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