Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com) is a commercial site that contains information on billions of names and adds new databases daily. The site has some free content in its Learning Center section, including articles and tips for researching. But to access the text of the databases, you must be a member. Ancestry.com does allow you the opportunity to test drive the subscription service in the form of a two-week free trial. The extensive collections at the Ancestry.com site are sorted into various categories including census, military, immigration, newspapers, and directories.
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