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About Family Relatives offers online access to over 850 million records of which 400 million have been fully transcribed. Records are either fully searchable or browseable in addition and where available we provide the images to the records.

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Know the Rules and Guidelines

These rules and guidelines are issued in addition to the website Terms and Conditions for the guidance of all users. All messages and comments added to the records, classifieds, announcements, homepage entries, photo gallery, My Account, My Profile, are subject to the following regulations;

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Terms & Conditions of use

Please review the following terms and conditions which define your rights, responsibilities and the benefits of registration and becoming a member of before using this website.

By using 
® you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which take effect immediately on your first use of If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the terms and conditions herein please discontinue access and/or use of

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Contact Us

Contact Us

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FirefoxMozilla Firefox internet browser, if you are having problems viewing images or the site.

Please ensure that your internet browser and flash player are fully updated, the following links will assist you with any updates;

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What's Free on

What's free on

Access 250 million records FREE to browse and view; including the Overseas GRO Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes and many USA records

Build a Family Tree FREE

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Society, Library, Record Centres - Setting up a Home Page

To set up a Society Home Page it is very quick and it very easy.

Simply follow the 4easy steps shown below:

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Site Tour

The Home Page

Home page - This is the main home page to the website and allows registered members to login and new users to register for free. It also has interesting information regarding news, products, and site developments. Furthermore one is able to browse the website for help and information.

The Search link takes you to the Search pages arranged by country, allowing you to search the website for ancestors, this will provide a list of search results however to access further information and search any of the databases you need to login.

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Photo Instructions is a great way to upload, store and share photos securely with family and friends. It’s quick, its easy and only takes a minute.

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Getting Started - GRO BMD Indexes - Getting Started with the GRO BMD Indexes
by © David Tippey 2006

This article was written by author and genealogist David Tippey as a helpful guide on how to get started in family history on the website. The article covers the General Register Office GRO Indexes for England & Wales as these were the first records to be added to the site, the later databases (Parishes, Overseas, Military and Census records) and website features are not reviewed in this article.

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How to Create an Announcement - For Free

How to Create an Announcement - For Free 

Creating an announcement is quick, easy, fun and it's free. It allows you to make your mark in history such as adding a Birth, Marriage or Death, or promoting a Reunion , Talks and much more. The wonderful aspect of the announcement is that you can also share the information you create with others or just allow family and friends to see or keep it private's up to you.


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Beta Version

New Website in Beta

Why Beta? Well because we think that we can always improve, from the quality and range of the historical records to your experience and interaction on our website with our emphasis on ease of use and lower cost.

We have many changes to come on over the next few months from Calendar’s to Photo Albums, to Family Tree software, to Family & Friend inclusion and we would love your feedback and interaction.