Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Databases on

While most of the many thousands of databases on require a paid subscription to access, not all of them do.  Most of the free databases, if not all of them, are free due to the licensing arrangements under which the databases, such as those from JewishGen and NARA, are available through  Due to the rearrangement of the Web site, it has become more difficult to determine which databases are free.  The Ancestry Insider (, a blog which calls itself the "unofficial, unauthorized view of and", has collected a list of 260 free databases available on

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