General Tools

Genealogical hints and information about different genealogical-related challenges.

This section is regularly updated. If the information you are searching for is not present, please send your request via email. If you have a genealogical story, or a research subject you would like to share with others, please send it to us.

The following subjects are available:

Record translation and/or transcription

Record keeping


Genealogical Software

There are many programs on the market to present your ancestry chart in a better view than the standard programs. Some of these tools are free, but many require payment. This is a part of what is available on the market.

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SoftwarePCMacDescription
Family Tree Builder (MyHeritage)
Free pedigree software
GeneWeb
Free pedigree software
Legacy Standard Edition
Pedigree software with a free standard version
Genery
Pedigree software with a free standard version
GenoPro
Pedigree software with a full-featured free trial
RootsMagic
1
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
Ancestral Quest
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
Legacy Deluxe Edition
Pedigree software
Ages!
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
Family Tree Heritage Platinum
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
GEDitCOM II
Pedigree software with a time-limited free trial
Genealogy Pro
Pedigree software with a time-limited free trial
Heredis
Pedigree software with a time-limited free trial
MacFamily Tree
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
Family Tree Maker (by Ancestry.com)
Pedigree software
iFamily
Pedigree software with a time-limited free trial
Reunion
Pedigree software with a feature-limited free trial
GedPage
Converts GEDCOM files to HTML

1 Requires purchase of additional software (MacBridge for RootsMagic)


When making genealogical research on the Internet, very often the most helpful sites are hidden or not in the top-listings. This site will help you to find these hidden treasures. If a link is broken, please inform us.

  • Jewish research
  • Czech Research
  • Polish research
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • U.S. Census Records

  • Sometimes you will not know where to look for a location because the locality names have frequently changed over the last centuries. The best way to search for an old locality name is to use a gazetteer, in connection with old maps. The following maps are available at the moment (sorted by country and area):

  • Modern Internet Maps
  • Central Europe
  • Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Baltic Countries
  • Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • France
  • Germany
  • German Empire
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia and Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Other Countries