contains more than 2.5 billion records of interest to genealogists and family historians. The site is now owned by, and there are a lot of duplicate record sets between the two sites — especially in the area of census records. One area to look at on is the collection of vital records. The site is a subscription site, but you can get a free trial for seven days.

To see all of the content available on the site, you must have an account. Follow these steps to set up a free account:

  1. Set your web browser to the site.

    The home page appears in your browser window.

  2. Click the Start 7-Day Free Trial button in the upper-right corner of the page.

    The billing information screen appears.

  3. Fill out the form with your payment information and click the Begin Free Trial button.

    The Last Step page appears.

    You can cancel your membership any time before the 7-day free trial ends, and won't bill you.

  4. Complete the Create Your Password fields and the optional ancestor-alert information and click the Create Account button.

    The Welcome page opens.

  5. Click the Historical Records Search link in the right column.

    The Search page opens.