The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards, sponsored by ScanMyPhotos.com, awarded the Most Popular Genealogy Data Base to Family Tree Connection .
If you aren't familiar with Family Tree Connection, it is different from other commercial genealogy sites. Family Tree Connection specializes in unusual secondary genealogy sources found nowhere else. Family Tree Connection has the type of records that are from the day-to-day activities and daily lives of your ancestors - the little details that can turn genealogy into a more detailed family history. The materials are compiled from unusual documents, pamphlets and unique out-of-print books that contain genealogical tidbits about people from around the world.
The database is transcribed by hand from documents published between 1830 and 1930 -- including Masonic rosters, rural school and college books, vintage telephone directories, insurance claims, school records, church catalogues, clubs and societies, association memberships orphanage records, railroad employees, insurance claims, obituaries and necrologies, employment records, and lots more. New information is added most every day.
The best way to see if Family Tree Connection has details on your family is to try the free search. If you find a record that you want to further access, there is a small subscription fee to view the entire record.
If you don't find your family, you can sign-up for the FREE Surname Tracker to receive a notice by email whenever new surname information becomes available.
Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today, is also the owner of Family Tree Connection