Wouldn’t it be great to be able to afford every subscription database you want? But sometimes that’s just not in the cards. Does that mean you can’t do genealogy? Absolutely not! Learn about some free databases that just might help you in your research. Or for those cousins you’re trying to lure into research – these free databases might be just the thing to get them hooked on this addicting hobby. Even if you just take a short hiatus from a subscription sites you’ll find resources you never thought to look for… and maybe reinvigorate your research in the process.
Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been a genealogist since 2000, becoming interested in the subject in anticipation of an extended trip to Ireland. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington in 2005. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area and at conferences across the country. She has written a number of articles for Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle (now Your Genealogy Today) as well as Speak! (the publication of the Genealogical Speakers Guild) and FGS Forum. Mary also writes a regular blog at www.mkrgenealogy.com/searching-for-stories-blog. She is a participant in ProGen 31.