About Forebears

Forebears is a genealogy portal, which includes:

a geographically indexed and cross-referenced directory of sources for family history research

a dictionary of surname meanings, including information on their geographic distribution

The main aim of the site is to bring together the wide variety of genealogical sources available on and off-line and catalogue them; so as to make them easily accessible by researchers looking for records relating to ancestors in a particular town, region or country.

The site was launched on the 20th of June 2012.