Welcome to a World of Family History Resources

New to family history? There are plenty of ways to begin organizing what you know about your ancestors and learning more about them for free on Ancestry.com.

Get Started with Your Family Tree

Simply enter what you know about recent generations of your family into an online family tree. Then upload photos, video and more. Record stories in your own voice. Invite friends and family to share your tree — and even add to it if you'd like.

Begin your tree with your name:

Your First Name
Your Last Name
Your Gender

Connect with a Community of Experts

Ancestry’s global network of family history websites has the world’s largest online community dedicated to family history research. Here you can browse thousands of message boards, ask questions, get advice and compare notes. You could even find relatives you never knew you had.
Go to the community

Get Detailed Help in the Learning Center

Read hundreds of articles about all aspects of family history research, sign up for educational emails, browse Ancestry Magazine archives and much more. Visit the Learning Center

Download our FREE Getting Started Guide

What does it take to organize and research your roots? How can you best use the resources available to you online? Register with Ancestry.com for FREE to get our helpful guide full of answers.