Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FTM's 101 Best Free Websites 2010

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Family Tree Magazine announces 101 Best Free Websites 2010

People hoping to learn more about their roots - without busting their budgets - need look no further than the newly released 2010 edition of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites. This year's list honors the top free sites for genealogical resources, records and historical data. These stellar sites are spotlighted in the September 2010 issue, which hits newsstands Tuesday, July 20. Genealogy buffs also can view the full list - for free, of course - on the Family Tree Magazine website and get a PDF of the complete magazine article when they sign up for the magazine's free e-mail newsletter.

All 101 winning sites can give genealogists the power to bust through their research brick walls and find real answers about their ancestors. "With literally millions of genealogy sites on the internet, it's hard for family researchers to know which ones are worth visiting," says Family Tree Magazine publisher/editorial director Allison Stacy. "The goal of our '101 Best' list is to point readers to websites that will make their research faster, easier and more productive - and to recognize those outstanding sites for the valuable resources they provide."

In addition to the 101 Best Free Websites, Family Tree Magazine's September issue features step-by-step advice on navigating the USGenWeb Project, discovering Finnish roots and an in-depth look at DNA surname studies - all with recommended web links.

Family Tree Magazine is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree University online courses and webinars, the Family Tree Books imprint and the online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do.

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