Family Echo - Genealogy Resources

Genealogy on the Internet

Genealogy is defined as the study of family trees. Whether you want to research your own family roots, or simply learn more about genealogy, the Internet is a fantastic resource. Some great places to start online:

These blogs are a fun and easy way to keep informed of developments in the field:

Genealogy Software

Family Echo is a great way to get started building your family tree. For serious genealogy work you might also consider using a desktop program which works offline. Some of the best are listed below:

To move your information from Family Echo to one of these programs, download from Family Echo in GEDCOM format and then import the GEDCOM into the other program. After editing on your computer, you can put your family tree back online by exporting to GEDCOM and then re-importing into Family Echo.

Preserve your Family

Your family information is stored at Family Echo in according with our Data Policies. You can also download your family in formats such as GEDCOM, FamilyScript and HTML. For backup, burn these files to a CD, email them to other people or put them on your website. Always ensure you have permission from living people before sharing their details. A number of commercial databases invite you to submit your family for free:

Note that these sites charge others to access your information, and there is no guarantee that they will be around in the long term. The main alternative is FamilySearch, a huge archive run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), but be aware of the Mormon practice of baptism for the dead.

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