Library of Virginia
The Virginia Memory and Virginia Chronicle sites provide access to digitized public records from many Virginia counties as well as newspapers from around the state. The Library of Virginia also has databases available like Fold3 and Proquest Sanborn Maps which are accessible to Virginia residents when you sign up for a free account.
FamilySearch.org is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. Patrons may freely access FamilySearch resources and services online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The USGenWeb Project
A useful website that is organized by state. The site provides links to state and county institutions and organizations.
Cyndislist remains one of the most helpful genealogical sites on the internet. An ever increasing number of links are organized to help researchers locate a wide variety of materials and information.
The WorldGenWeb Project
A good site to discover information and links to sites outside the United States.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator
The Veteran’s Administration makes this site available for researchers looking for names of individuals buried in National Cemeteries.
NPS Civil War Soliders and Sailor System
The National Park Service runs this site which lists a significant number of the individuals who participated in the American Civil War.
American Family Immigration History Center
Search for passengers who arrived at the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. The online materials include images of ship manifests and photographs of the ships themselves. Also includes information about visiting Ellis Island.
Free, easy-to-use genealogy website features tens of millions of records, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.
This site is dedicated to African American genealogy and has message boards, a mailing list, and a group of online resources, including a guide for beginners, a bookstore, and a library which contains links to articles, chat transcripts and some vital records.
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Home page of the national organization, with links to regional associations. Includes details about the society's journal, annual conference, and activities, with information on how to become a member.
Consumer Affairs DNA Testing and Ancestry Guide
The guide features verified reviews of companies that offer DNA analysis testing and genealogy records and resources.