Helpful Genealogy Websites to Start Your Research – on the American side
Numerous websites offer access to genealogical information. Some are free, most are not. With Ancestry.com, you can search from home with a subscription, or go to your local library to search the Ancestry Library Edition for free.
Record Type Research Websites
Cemetery Records — FindaGrave.com
Census Records — FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com
Church Records — FamilySearch.org
County Histories — Google.com
Family Histories — Google Books and FamilySearch.org
Immigration Records — Ancestry.com
Land Ownership Records — glorecords.blm.gov (patents) and Ancestry.com (maps)
Military Records Collections — Ancestry.com and Fold3.com
Newspapers — NewspaperArchive.com and GenealogyBank.com
Vital Records Collections — Ancestry.com (indexes) and DeathIndexes.com
If the links do not work, please let me know. I hope that these sites help you begin. Should you have questions, contact me. I will add more links over time.