Have you tried Mocavo? Website searches free genealogy content on the Internet

The Mobile Genealogy Society offers a link to Mocavo, which bills itself as the largest free genealogy search engine.

Search sites include genealogy message boards, the Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find a Grave, historical society and archives and many other sites.

A search for our great-great grandfather Samuel Simmons of Alabama returned 17,949 hits, but when we typed in our unusual Italian surname, a much more manageable 295 hits were returned in less than 2 seconds.

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