The best place to look for old church records of Births and Marriages. A huge database of material including the 1881 UK Census on CD from the Church of Latter Day Saints.
UK Family Research
A lovely site by a Coventry based family researcher and genealogist offering to research your family tree for extremely reasonable rates. Will also help beginners to get started with their own research.
Coventry Family History Society
The official site of Coventry's Family History Society - a must for those with ancestors in Coventry who are serious about finding and sharing their genealogy.
Where you can find useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK - What documents are available and what information do they hold? - Getting started & How to set about researching your family history.
Alan Clarke's Northamptonshire Home Page
A personal website run by Alan Clarke containing Family History, Census and other invaluable information about Northamptonshire.
A sister site to the original "Friends Reunited". Upload your family tree and look for matching names in anyone else's tree. I really can recommend this site - It found me a contact which solved a crucial family mystery.
FreeBMD stands for Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths. This project contains the "General Register Office" index information for the period 1837-1901.
This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
General Register Office
The national archive of births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837 in England and Wales. The place to order your certificates.
Probably the most well known family research site for the UK, providing everything you need to trace your family history.
Find My Past
Includes the largest online collections of Irish records and UK parish records, and the most comprehensive archive of British military records online.
A huge database providing over 180,000 links to genealogical websites of all types. (Including this one!)
The main genealogy site for information from the UK and Ireland including individual County indexes.
Genealogy and the Law
A Layman's Guide to Legalese. Because much of the genealogy hunt involves sifting through court and county records, licenses, certificates and other official documentation, it's important you're familiar with some of the terms you will encounter.
Top 100 Genealogy Websites
A long list of useful resources including the Top 100 Genealogy Websites of the year.
The world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day.
In the States
For those of you with US connections, these following links could help you to discover your roots....
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
Get started on your own genealogy with this comprehensive U.S. based list of resources.
Home Advice Guide
How to gather family information. Helpful advice on using the many methods available to build up your family tree.
Helping children connect with their family history and engage in genealogy.
With 34 million family trees and 10 billion records on Ancestry.com, the new AncestryDNA creates the most comprehensive family history experience yet.
Ancestry 1940 Census
Almost 9 out of 10 Americans has a relative in the 1940 Census. See who you can discover, right now.
A directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research.