Best Websites: Card Catalog Walk-Through with Lisa Louise Cooke

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In this episode of Best Websites, Lisa Louise Cooke walks us through’s expansive card catalog and reveals how this resource can be used to find valuable records for free.

Best Genealogy Websites: Card Catalog (00:18) is one of the world’s most popular genealogy websites. The card catalog at can make it much easier to find records, even if you’re not a subscriber. The Card Catalog helps you determine whether has a particular record you need, and then allows you to search that specific collection.

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Read Finding Collections with the Card Catalog by Sunny Jane Morton in the January  / February 2023 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

How do you find more ancestor answers in the genealogy collections at Follow these tips to master the Card Catalog.

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