Quick Sheet: Genealogy Giants - Comparing the 4 Major Websites


Quick Guide By Sunny Morton


“Which genealogy website should I use?” It’s one of the most-asked questions in genealogy—and this quick reference guide answers it! Use this jammed-packed cheat sheet to quickly and easily compare all of the most important features of the four biggest international genealogy websites: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com. Then consult it every time your research budget, needs or goals change. Tables, bulleted lists and graphics make this guide as easy to use as it is informative. 

This comprehensive quick reference guide explains: 

  • How knowing about all four websites can improve your family history research 
  • How the sites stack up when it comes to the numbers of historical records, names in trees, DNA profiles, site users, site languages and subscription costs 
  • Unique strengths of each website and cautions for using each 
  • What to keep in mind as you evaluate record content between sites 
  • Geographic record strengths: A unique table has an at-a-glance comparison for 30+ countries 
  • How to see what kinds of records are on each site without subscribing 
  • How family trees are structured differently at these websites—and why it matters 
  • Privacy, collaboration and security options at each site 
  • How DNA testing features differ at the two websites that offer it 
  • What you can do with free guest accounts at each website 
  • Subscription and free access options 


    Author: Sunny Morton

    Editor: Lisa Louise Cooke
    Pages: 4, laminated
    Size: 8 1/2”x 11”
    Date: April 27, 2017
    Finish: Full Color, laminated


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