Ancestry is described as 'Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records' and is a Genealogy Tool in the Home & Family category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ancestry for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Gramps, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ancestry are WikiTree.com (Free), FamilySearch.org (Free Personal), MyHeritage (Freemium) and webtrees (Free, Open Source).
The WikiTree community is growing a free worldwide family tree. The site is 100% free. There are no premium memberships. All content is contributed by the users and you can keep copyrights. You can also keep modern profiles private or even hidden altogether.
FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.
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FamilySearch.org vs Ancestry opinions
Most users think FamilySearch.org is a great alternative to Ancestry.
Lots of records, from the whole globe
Positive comment • over 1 year ago
No automatic search or attachments. You have to enter /confirm everything manually.
Negative comment • over 1 year ago
It is free - has lots of online records to help create family trees - and it uses online volunteers to enter data on existing images that need to be put in the database.
MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website. It allows members to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events,create family trees, and search for ancestors.
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Some users think MyHeritage is a great alternative to Ancestry, some don't.
Webtrees is a free, open source, website based, collaborative genealogy application. It works with standard GEDCOM files and is installed on a web server using PHP and MySQL (or Postgres, SQL Server, or SQLite).
Explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history.
Ancestris is a free software suitable for all genealogists. It is available on all operating systems. It strictly respects the GedCom 5.5 and accepts 5.5.1 standard as it directly writes all information into the Gedcom file.