Board Member Pete Smith writes: "I would like to react to the featured web site http://www.ancestry.com/ I have used the web extensively for genealogical research. I have found that the commercial sites usually give access to free sites that are just as available without going through the commercial site.
My favorite site for genealogical research is http://www.gendex.com/ It is a free site that provides an index for more than 10 million names. (although many are duplicates) It provides links to private web pages that include family history in different formats. Once I land on a site that
has a name that I want, I usually find that the site has much more on that family that is also of interest.
A word of warning on the use of the web for genealogical
research as well as other research. There is a lot of garbage
out there. Some people are not careful about what they put on
their web pages and include family links that are not correct.
Others make mistakes in transcribing information from other
sources. A researcher has to learn what looks trustworthy and
what looks suspicious. If the information is important, it should
be confirmed through a reliable source."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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