At the beginning of this year I got quite a shock when I found that Ancestry had renewed my full access to their site to the tune of around $300! Luckily, I had the money available at the time, but it was still a very large sum to shell out for just a hobby. I won't be doing the same thing next year, but I am always on the lookout for other ways to get genealogical information at an affordable (or free) price.
My newest issue of Family Tree magazine arrived a few days ago, and one of the article that caught my eye was 10 Great Little Subscription Web Sites.
Here is what FT magazine has to say on this topic:
Ancestry.com may be genealogy's biggest subscription Web site, but it's not the only game in town. We tried out the "little guys" and found 10 small commercial sites worth your money.
By Rick Crume
- Accessible Archives
- American Civil War Research Database
- Genealogy Today
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- National Genealogical Society
- New England Historic Genealogical Society
- New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
- World Vital Records
Also, you might want to download this very helpful file of weblinks mentioned in the current issue of Family Tree Magazine. I did.