Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by
transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all
We started out
way back in March 2000 by providing data for the state of Illinois and
expanded to cover the other states in March of 2006. Since then, we've
been very pleased to welcome the many new hosts who have joined our
original Illinois volunteers, and to continue to bring free transcribed
data to our websites.
HELP US KEEP GENEALOGY FREE!
Project Start Date
March 1, 2006
Have a Comment?
Write National Coordinator
(This is NOT to request an obituary - it's to
DATA FROM OTHER SITES, INCLUDING FUNERAL HOMES!
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With all the changes
going on in the genealogical world, we feel it's important to state
that Genealogy Trails is an
independent group of volunteers. We are not affiliated with any for-profit company, nor do we
have any intention of ever affiliating with one (yes, we've been
asked). Our volunteers made the decision at our group's beginnings to
fund and support our group's needs themselves and that's what we have
every intention of continuing to do.
Be assured that the data you contribute to our websites will remain
free on our sites for all researchers' use, now and in the future.
We welcome your feedback and comments, and especially your data contributions.
How are we different from
other online projects?
Our hosts are required to add
data to their sites, so you won't see hosted sites that sit for years
and years with no changes. As for our unhosted sites, our group works
as a team to add data to them on a rotating schedule. So even though a
site doesn't have its own host, it will still get data added to it...
just not on as regular a schedule as our hosted sites.
for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are
interested in helping to keep Genealogy Free.
If you are interested in joining our group,
view our Volunteer Page for further information.
If you do not feel you
have the webpage skills to adopt a county as its host,
our Transcription Team.
No commitments, no special skills needed other than accurate typing :-)
We regret that we have
no time to
perform personal research for anyone.
We're getting hundreds of emails a day, so we're sorry, but
requests for research help will not be responded to.
Family Research and Records
DO NOT TAKE DATA OFF OF OTHER WEBSITES to submit to us.
This includes funeral home sites... unless the obituary is for your
family and/or someone from your family wrote it.
If that's not the
case, don't copy other sites' data to submit to us.
Thank you for helping us to stay on the right side of the copyright
online genealogy projects, we have data on this main site,
topics are usually broader in scope.
Click any of the buttons below to view the data available here...
If you're looking for specific states and county data, click any of the
states on the left side bar to go visit those websites.
From the state sites, you'll be able to navigate to our county sites.