These free, downloadable guides cover a broad range of topics and areas. The state research guides are also included in this collection.
Ancestry.com now has research guides available for each of the 50 states. These guides are free in the Learning Center.
Our state research guide series includes historical background, a chronology, helpful information on census and vital record availability, highlighted collection for that place on Ancestry.com, and links to important resources beyond Ancestry.com.
WeRelate has a very useful index of freely-accessible research guides that’s quite impressive. Some of the guides are maintained at WeRelate and some are links to the guides at FamilySearch and the USGenWeb.
Bookmark the Research Guide Index for easy reference.
Ancestry.com offer an extraordinary amount of research support. One very useful section is their foreign language support with word lists, glossaries, maps and even lists of archives. You’ll find support for German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and even Swedish research.
Visit Ancestry.com’s Research Center and see for yourself.
Our new free state guide, Alabama Research Guide: Family History Sources in the Cotton State, has an overview and timeline of the state, along with resources to explore when searching for your Alabama ancestors.
These research guides are great resources.