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Best “Big” Genealogy Websites of 2021

From major record and digital collections access to multi-branch family trees, our picks for this year’s best “big” genealogy websites cover all the bases.


Websites new to our list for 2021 are indicated by an asterisk (*). Sites marked with a dollar sign ($) require a subscription or other payment to fully take advantage of their content; otherwise free sites that have some sort of premium tier to paid add-on have this noted in the write-ups.

All summaries written by David Fryxell

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