Best Websites for Sharing Genealogy in 2016

By David A. Fryxell Premium


The World Family Tree here numbers more than 102 million individuals and counting. Other projects range from surnames to Jewish soldiers, Oklahoma ballerinas to British nobility.


If your cousins—close and distant alike—aren’t already part of the world’s biggest social-networking site, they soon will be. Your favorite genealogy institutions are all here, too, including this very magazine <
familytreemagazine>, along with groups of users interested in the same places and genealogical topics you are.


“The world’s largest genealogy wiki,” sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy and the Allen County Public Library, combines collaboration and family trees, with interconnected pages for more than 2 million people.


This collaborative family tree now totals more than 11 million ancestors contributed by more than 320,000 researchers. Stumped? Try the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) forum.