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Best websites for finding your roots

These four sites will help you to piece together your family's history.

Facebook.com lets users “piece together” their family tree with apps like “We’re Related” by FamilyLink. With more than 500,000 monthly users, the app helps users find relatives and share photos.

Archives.gov/genealogy helps “family historians” by providing them with microfilm indexes, census records, and naturalization records. If relatives who immigrated to the U.S. were issued Social Security numbers or owned land, “the National Archives probably has a record of it.”

Familysearch.org is a free service offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and it “isn’t limited to Mormon families.”

Ancestry.com charges $13 a month for its data, but it’s the largest family-history resource online and lets users “collaborate with other subscribers.”

Source: Martha Stewart Living

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