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WorldConnect is a division of Rootsweb that displays (at no charge) genealogical information from GEDCOM files submitted by individuals. It has over 600 million names on file.

January 2012 screenshot of search box

Persons on file who are not known to have died are generally displayed as "Living [Surname]" with no dates or other individual detail except parent/child relationships.

Display options include descendancy charts and two forms of ancestry diagrams.

August 2021 change[]

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WorldConnect Read-Only Transition

As of August 9, 2021, WorldConnect has been set to read only. All data currently in rootsweb will still be available, but no further gedcom uploads will be possible.

For this reason, the useraccount system has also been retired. There will no longer be any user accounts needed.

You will still be able to log in to hosted websites if you own one. You can also reset your hosted website account password. If you would like to delete a tree you posted, please contact Customer Support.


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