How does AmericanAncestors.org differ from other genealogy websites?
We have 230 databases that are unique to our website and are unavailable on other genealogical websites. You can view a list of these unique databases here. You can also view a full listing of all of our databases here. Additionally, we are also unique in having a full staff of genealogists who are available to perform research-for-hire, and who are also available to answer reference questions via our free Ask-a-Genealogist chat service. We also produce original scholarship, including original publications and study projects, which can be viewed here.
To access all of these databases, you do need a paid membership; you can join online here, or by contacting our Member Services team at 888-296-3447 (choose option 1). You can view more information about membership and benefits here.