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The Basics: Getting Started Guides
There are lots of "getting started" sections in websites that offer both general help as well as instruction on how to use each individual site.
US Gen Web
Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
Search by name, relationship, life event, and location.
An Ancestry.com community site, this gives extensive information about how to begin, to use ethnicity, names, locations to find more about your family.
U.S. Gen Web
Historical enthusiasts actively volunteer time and energy to provide free information for other researchers. Click on the state in which you have interest.
The "Google" of ancestry info. This site provides links to the usual resources like census data or death records. What makes this site stand above the rest are the more creative sources offered, such as funeral cards, ration books, criminal records and even business cards.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Tutorials & Classes
Free Research Courses from FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch.org offers several online video tutorials, some with attached handouts, put together by genealogy scholars. Tutorials range from an introductory genealogy bootcamp to addressing research issues in specific countries and time periods.
Just getting started? Stumped? Learn more about genealogy and get help solving your problems here:
Videos from the National Genealogical Society
While many resources associated with the NGS require a membership, there are many videos that are free for the public. They range from instructional videos to personal stories.
Videos on YouTube
There are even helpful and short tutorials on YouTube.com. Here are the search results for "genealogy research."
Thank you to Wendy Cope for shaing for her fantastic resources!
Create a Timeline
Create an interactive timeline for your genealogy discoveries! Embed links, videos, documents, and pictures to help your family history come alive.
Sample Dipity Timeline
Genealogy timeline using Flickr and other resources.