Genealogy Resources

Free Online Genealogy Resources - The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together and having fun providing free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. Our national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. We also sponsor important Special Projects, gathering useful data you can access for free.  - This is Idaho section of the USGenWeb Project. -  many say Cyndi's List is the best genealogy resource on the internet.

Family Search and Related Websites – This genealogy website contains one family tree for everyone, at least that’s the goal.  It’s run and managed by the LDS church.  It is 100% free to use.  However, there are both pros and cons to this site.  See below for the pros and cons.

The following websites are related to and they  give you another view of your family tree. Use your credentials from to login. - Among other things, this website (a) displays relationships between two people on your family tree that are not immediately related and (b) displays relationships between you and all kinds of famous people. - Pedigree Pie - Virtual Pedigree - One Page Genealogy  Family Jeopardy -  Family Wheel of Fortune


Pros and Cons of Family Search Website

Generally I think this website contains some of the most complete and accurate genealogy information.  And you get to see all the documents without paying a fee.  However, it can be very frustrating at times. 

You will find that many of your relatives already exist on this website.  And you might spend a lot of time adding information you worked hard to verify.  Often times professional genealogists have added information to this website  But, then one day you go look and find that someone came along and changed it all and destroy all the good information! 

Usually people mess up this website when they change the information on this website just to make it match the information they found on similar family trees on or  Not that those websites are bad or should be used – they contain a lot of good information.  But just because information and family connections exist on ANY of the genealogy websites doesn’t make it correct!  People often copy inaccurate information hundreds of times on genealogy websites! Then, they go to and start making changes and all your hard work is gone!  Many times they make changes without checking to see what already exists, but most FREQUENTLY they make changes without checking their sources.  People need to understand that just become it exists on,, or any other genealogy website doesn't make it correct!

However, even with all these frustrations, there is a lot of value in this website, especially when you use it in conjunction with their other genealogy websites.


Paid Subscription Resources with Free Components - This website allows you to add a family tree for free in your own area where others cannot mess up your work.  However, to see documents and other related information you have to pay a monthly fee. - This websitge offers free access and your own area for a family tree only you can change, but it severely limits the number of family members you can add for free.