Searchable Web Sites:

   
ANCESTRY is the leading provider of online genealogy offering several levels of subscription pricing. It's also available for free in many libraries to library patrons.
 
Fold3 (formerly FOOTNOTE) is free to search and some original images are free to view, save and print - for others you must subscribe. Historical content is superb, especially the Civil War era  - a must visit website. Includes most census records.
 
ROOTSWEB connects with people who have researched similar surnames and includes mailing lists for thousands of surnames, counties, states and countries.
You might find a surprise. Absolutely FREE.
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FAMILYSEARCH  LABS is the new LDS database web site which now includes images of the original records. including vitals, census and many countries wordwide. Absolutely FREE.
 
GENEALOGY BANK has over 4,500 newspapers featuring over 300 years of fully-searchable historical newspapers printed in small towns and big cities throughout the U.S. Find old newspaper articles, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, sports articles and stats, photographs, advertisements and much more.To view, save or print you must subscribe. A division of NewsBank.  Look for free 30-day trials.
NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE is the world's largest collection of newspaper archive online. It features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in newspaper archives hundreds of years old - including obituaries, births, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the details for the life stories you are interested in. All of their historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. To view, save or print you must subscribe. Note: this company only offers the auto-new option - you must notify them if you want to cancel.
 
US GENWEB has volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites in every county and  state the US. This is non-commercial and committed to free genealogy access for everyone. It's organized by county and state, and provides links to state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
Absolutely FREE.
FAMILY HISTORY ARCHIVES is a collection of published genealogy and family history books many which cannot be found elsewhere. The BYU archive includes histories of families, counties and localities, as well as books on genealogy, genealogy magazines, periodicals and gazetteers.  Saves as PDF. Absolutely FREE.
 
INTERNET ARCHIVE is a non-profit site started in 2002 to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Free hosting for digital artifacts of text, maps etc. Saves as PDF. Absolutely FREE.
 
PROGENEALOGISTS has several great resource pages of complied links called "sleuths" which are all searchable online databases or informative tools. These are the resources they use for doing research. This professional group genealogists are featured on new NBC series, "Who Do You Think Are?"  A wealth of useful information can be found on the links "Services" and "Research Tools"
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