The free online genealogy tool that I am most thankful for is the U.S. GenWeb Project. When I first started researching my family, this was my go-to site! I found so much information on the pages for the various counties where my ancestors lived.
I don’t use it as often now, but I still check back from time to time to see if anything new has been posted. And if I am starting research in a new state, I definitely check the pages for those counties in which I am beginning to search.
I am so thankful for the hard work done by these wonderful volunteers! Their contributions to online genealogy research are invaluable.
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research