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For over 30 years, Ancestry has been a pioneer in family history, constantly striving to provide the best possible experience for its users. Combining over 15 million people in its DNA network, more than 20 billion digitized records (the world’s largest online collection of family history records), and cutting-edge technology, Ancestry gives users unparalleled insight into their family story. At both a local and global level, Ancestry empowers journeys of personal discovery through DNA and historical records.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogical organization in the world and is a nonprofit group dedicated to connecting families. Users have free access to more than four billion names, 24/7 help, and family history centers all over the world. FamilySearch boasts the world’s biggest shared family tree, with over one billion unique profiles in the tree. Through a vast database, a research wiki, and fun and engaging discovery experiences, FamilySearch has excellent offerings for both newcomers and seasoned genealogical experts.
Findmypast is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy with a reputation for innovation. There are 18 million registered users across its family of online brands. These brands include Findmypast, Genes Reunited, the British Newspaper Archive, and more. Findmypast makes original historical documents available to search online, with a collection of over two billion records. It boasts the largest collection of Irish records anywhere online, in addition to U.S. censuses as far back as 1790 and parish records dating back to 1538.
Trace is the world’s largest family history research firm. Trace gives access to a network of over 4,000 professional genealogists in over 3,000 locations and archives worldwide. Through Trace’s network, users can access records wherever they are located, including 90 per cent of records that FamilySearch estimates are not online. Trace’s expertise includes discovering ancestors, breaking down brick walls, applying DNA test results, locating European ancestors, writing family histories, and determining the hometowns of ancestral immigrants.
Family Tree Maker is a genealogy software that makes it easier for you to discover your family story, preserve your legacy, and share your unique heritage. Family Tree Maker offers color coding, photo repair tools, FamilySync, and integration with FamilySearch. Using Family Tree Maker, you can share charts and reports and use a locations database with more than three million place names to map your family’s migration paths.
Founded in 2000, FamilyTreeDNA is a pioneer in genetic genealogy. FamilyTree offers Y-DNA tests to trace your paternal ancestors and mtDNA tests to trace your maternal ancestors. This service helps you learn more about your ancestry by discovering the percentage breakdown of your origins. FamilyTreeDNA also boasts the world’s most comprehensive DNA-matching database for autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, and mtDNA, all of which they process in an on-site, state-of-the-art laboratory.
23andMe is one of the best ways to get to know your genes, offering both ancestral data and health reports specific to your own DNA. The DNA kit comes with a package of 125 or more reports for your ancestry, health predispositions, wellness, carrier status, and traits. The analysis of your DNA is performed in a CLIA-certified lab. 23andMe has more than five million genotyped customers around the world.
MyHeritage has grown from a humble start-up in 2003 to a global company with 95 million users across 196 countries. MyHeritage is a global platform available in 42 languages, with help lines available in 18 languages, and prides itself on providing the most advanced matching technologies in the industry. It has a global database of 9.9 billion historical records, including birth, marriage, immigration, and death records. MyHeritage offers DNA kits with both health and ancestry insights and has taken DNA to the next level with DNA Quest, a pro-bono project focused on reuniting adoptees and their biological families.
Genealogy WallCharts has been in the business of printing genealogy charts for over 15 years, working to help further genealogical work and inspire new discoveries. Genealogy WallCharts prints stunning wall charts from your information on FamilySearch or from GEDCOM files and provides you with an electronic copy.
BYUtv’s Relative Race is a competition like no other on TV. After taking a DNA test, teams compete in a 10-day journey across the country to find family they’ve never met. Teams race against each other to finish challenges and meet new family members for a chance at the grand prize. New family members are discovered, and once-lost family members reconnect. In this race, the real victory is finding family.
Who Do You Think You Are? magazine began publishing in 2007 and is Britain’s number-one best seller in family history publications. The magazine provides practical genealogy advice from leading experts, dives into what life was like in generations past, highlights the latest online record releases and family history resources, and features behind-the-scenes stories from the Who Do You Think You Are? television series. Who Do You Think You Are? magazine is published 13 times a year.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization. Established in 1845, the society is the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and is the largest society of its kind worldwide. American Ancestors and NEHGS offer expert family history staff, original scholarship, a data-rich website, in-depth learning opportunities through more than 160 annual lectures, and an impressive research center that includes more than 28 million diaries, letters, photographs, and over 200,000 books and microforms.
The Society of Genealogists (SoG) has proudly been helping family historians for over 100 years. Founded in 1911, SoG is Britain’s premier family history society. Many of the Society’s unique indexes are available online. These include Boyd’s Marriage Index, with over seven million names; London City Apprenticeships; Boyd’s Inhabitants of London; the Bank of England will abstracts; Trinity House Petitions, and more. Membership in the society is open to anyone interested in family and social history.
The Family History Federation was formed in 1974 and was granted charitable status in 1982. The Family History Federation promotes interest in researching family history and encourages membership of member societies. The Family History Federation regularly collaborates with government bodies and archives and focuses on issues of preservation, security, and accessibility of archival material. The Federation represents the interests of group member societies and groups at both national and local levels.
Coutot-Roehrig is a renowned French genealogy company founded in 1894. For over 120 years, Coutot-Roehrig has helped establish justification of the rights of heirs in Europe and in the world. Coutot-Roehrig has also helped clients search for owners of real estate, shares, and beneficiaries of life insurance contracts. Their digitized database boasts more than one billion records. Coutot-Roehrig has a global presence, with branches in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and more.