This is a list of genealogy databases and online resources that are not specifically restricted to a particular place, family set, or time period in their content.
List for general purposes
|Ancestry.com||For-profit genealogy company. Databases include Find a Grave, RootsWeb, a free genealogy community, and Newspapers.com.|
|Archives.gov||US National Archives and Record Administration. Free online repository with a section dedicated to genealogical research|
|BALSAC||Population database of Quebec, Canada|
|Cyndi's List||Thousands of resource links, categorized and cross-referenced|
|Familypedia||Free cooperative family history wiki using Semantic MediaWiki|
|FamilySearch||Images and indexes developed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Find a Grave||Online database of cemetery records (over 152 million burial records and 75 million photos)|
|Findmypast||The largest website for digitalized and transcribed British records|
|Fold3||Online repository, formerly known as Footnote, focusing on military records; owned by Ancestry.com|
|FreeBMD||Index of births, marriages and deaths (BMD) for England and Wales from 1837 to 1983|
|Geneanet||French genealogical website of more than 3 million members and some digitized archival records|
|GENUKI||Information covering the British Isles|
|Library and Archives Canada||Official archives of Canada, census records, government records, books, newspapers, images, and more|
|MyHeritage||Aggregated search system and genealogy databases|
|National Archives of Ireland||The official repository for the state records of Ireland including census records, wills and administrations, plus other genealogy records|
|New England Historic Genealogical Society||America's oldest genealogical society, provides education and research resources with over 1.4 billion records|
|Rodovid||Global genealogy in many languages, genealogy wiki|
|Serbian Genealogical Society||Online database with surnames, locations and background information|
|TheGenealogist||Records mainly covering the British Isles|
|Trackuback||Online context based genealogy visualization including cultural timeline and old maps|
|WeRelate||Genealogy wiki and sourced collaborative, referenced place index, sponsored by Allen County Public Library and the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy|
|WikiTree||Free genealogy community dedicated to building a worldwide family tree accessible to everyone|
|GEDmatch||For comparisons of autosomal DNA data files from different testing companies. Used by law enforcement to identify suspects.|
Comparison of notable databases for uploading family trees
Some of these also have social networking features.
|Web site||Alexa traffic rank as of 2015||Free features||Features for subscribers|
||Subscriber benefits vary by subscription class.|
- Family History Research Wiki, handbook reference information and educational articles showing how to find ancestors
- "Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians". National Archives. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
- "About the New England Historic Genealogical Society". www.americanancestors.org. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
- Traffic rank according to alexa.com April 2015. Low number indicate high popularity.
- What to do with an Ancestry Membership. support.ancestry.com. 21 February 2022.