These are some good research websites. ($) marks sites that charge.
Genealogy Websites I Use Regularly
- Ancestry.com ($)
- GenealogyBank.com ($)
- Jo Daviess County Genealogy – if you have relatives that are from Jo Daviess County, Illinois, this is a great place to start. Wonderful resource.
- NewspaperArchive.org ($)
- RAOGK.org (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) – as of October 2011, the site was no longer operational.
- U.S. Federal Land Records Site, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records
Free Genealogy Websites Where I Contribute Information
- Fold3.com ($) (formerly Footnote.com) – U.S. Military records source (For me, this was an invaluable resource of Revolutionary War service information)
- The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (I ordered complete military files for my ancestors who fought in the War of 1812 and U.S. Civil War from here)