What are the best Ancestry alternatives?

    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 App 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).

    This page was last updated Nov 17, 2021

    1. The U.S. Surname Rank Checker shows you how a surname ranks across the 2000 and 2010 census. The tool provides both the rank and the total number of bearers of the name.
    2. Build Your Family Tree and share Your Family Story with Family Tree Heritage Gold. Find important documents for your ancestors, with one click, for seamless searches to the world’s largest genealogy databases.
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      Create your own family tree Family Gem is an app for Android designed to manage family trees. It's completely free and open source. With Family Gem you can: Create a family tree from scratch, entering names, dates, places, various events, photos and sources.
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    3. Behold' is a fast GEDCOM reading utility that presents the GEDCOM in a very useful Everything Report.
    4. Family Tree DNA is the world leader in DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy. Discover your family history with our wide range of tests including autosomal, Y-DNA and mtDNA products.
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