Family and Genealogy sites
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.
Alan Clarke's Northamptonshire Home Page
A personal website run by Alan Clarke containing Family History, Census and other invaluable information about Northamptonshire.
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.
Guides and directory sites
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 resources for researching your family's background.
In the States
Genealogist's Guide to Tracing People from Our Past
There are many valuable resources online that can help you access records, and this site lists all the important ones.
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.
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.