Ancestry.com is the largest private online genealogy database. It allows users to create virtual family trees to trace their lineage, and get “hints” about who else could be their ancestors.
It also contains historical records that can be connected to family members and used as genealogical evidence.
If you’re a total newcomer to genealogy, Ancestry can help get you started. Their “Learning Center” section is full of tips on how to map your family history
Based on the information that you put into your family tree, Ancestry may give you “hints” regarding historical documents it has that may point you to other potential relatives.
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Ancestry.com LLC is an American genealogy company based in Lehi, Utah. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical, historical records, and related genetic genealogy websites.