FamilySearch Partners Comparison Chart

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A comprehensive comparison is nearly impossible, partly due to the nearly daily changes and additions at each site. Strategies for success:

1. Start with FamilySearch
2. Use the trees on each site (the survey phase). Set up notifications for auto updates. Link to set up free access:
3. Use “Global” search and collection specific search
4. If you can’t find them on one site try another with the same record set (Julia Colt in census or WWI military)
5. Collaborate – Collaborate – Collaborate

FamilySearch Ancestry Findmypast MyHeritage American Ancestors
Strengths world wide coverage US, Canada, Mexico, British British, Ireland, Wales, India, PERSI, Society partnerships European, tree links to Geni Colonial America
Trees one tree, open edit individual trees, private option closed tree, public option individual trees, linking option  ?
Census most most most, some pre-1841 most  ?
DNA no yes no   yes no
Newspapers some yes yes  ?  ?
Multi-lingual 9 languages  ? English multiple (42?) English
US Immigration yes yes yes yes  ?
US Probate Index no yes no no no
US WWII Draft Cards yes  ?  ?  ?  ?
Italy Civil Registration yes no no no no
Mexico yes yes no no no
British Electoral Registers some some yes no no
Parish Boundary Maps yes yes no no no
Denmark   some no no yes no
Sweden no no no yes no
Scoland yes some some no no
1939 National Identity Register England/Wales no no yes no no
London Metropolitan Archives no yes no no no
Westimster City Archives yes no yes no no
Shropshire County Archives yes no yes no no
Prisoner of War Records yes no no
Ireland Petty Session Court yes no yes no no