MyTrees.com, formerly Kindred Konnections, looks and works better than ever. This genealogy search site has been completely reorganized and renamed, and it now offers an attractive option for researching your family's story.
MyTrees.com provides a very strong sense of community. Its database of existing family trees contains more than 280 million names. When you search the Ancestry Archive, you have access to all of that. Using the work of the family historians who came before you makes a lot of sense. One search of the site's Ancestry Archive also helps you tap into census, naturalization and Social Security Death Index information.
The variety of record types on MyTrees is not the widest among genealogy search sites, but the database will be able to help many researchers. The total number of family tree databases on the site is 190,058 and there are 64 other record collections that include more than 250 million names.
MyTrees.com has one of the largest pedigree-linked databases we saw. Here are some of the records that can be found in the Ancestry Archive:
This genealogy search site offers a few international records too, such as UK, Canada and New Zealand census records. However, those records are extracted and are not complete.
MyTrees.com has an entire section dedicated to other resources, which can be helpful to genealogists who have come to a dead end in their quest for family records. Some of the resources include a section on professional genealogists, genealogical libraries, white pages, free software, free forms, digital voice recorders and tools for digitalizing old photos and slides.
This genealogy search site has improved in major ways in recent history. When it was known as Kindred Konnections, you were bombarded with several tabs of multiple colors and sizes. In order to use the search function properly, reading all the text was necessary. Unfortunately, this made for a time-consuming search experience. Also, the site appearance was distracting and made navigation difficult. The navigation is now much easier. Type in a name at the top left corner of the screen and you'll reap the benefits of a speedy search.
Telephone support is only available to make a payment or for technical support. However, you can send an email that will be answered within a 24-hour period. We like the site's learning center and the newsletter. The newsletter covers a wide range of topics, and everything is well organized so you can find answers to common questions and information on up-to-the-minute genealogy developments.
Though it isn't our favorite genealogy search site, MyTrees.com is a pretty good value overall for the cost of the subscription price. This genealogy search site does not have quite the variety of documents that some of our top sites have, but it is well organized and will help a number of folks find their families.
We like the varied subscription options, helpful resource section and free software download.
Other sites have a wider variety of documents.
It may not offer the largest quantity of data, but there is some great genealogical information on MyTrees.com.