1940 Census
Access to the information from the 1940 United States census.
http://1940census.archives.gov/index.asp

Afrigeneas
Afrigeneas offers helpful information and links for those researching African American genealogy.
http://www.afrigeneas.com/

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
The National Park Service and other agencies have combined efforts to offer this database of information about those who served in the Civil War.
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

Cyndi’s List
Cyndi’s List links to hundreds of thousands of genealogy websites.
http://www.cyndislist.com

Deathindexes.com
Deathindexes.com may be of help when searching for death records. Sources indexed are a mixture of free and fee-based.
http://www.deathindexes.com/

Deciphering Old Handwriting
Handwriting from the 1800s and earlier can be difficult to read. Try this website for help in solvong these puzzles.
http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html

Domesday Book
Those tracing English ancestry may find clues to their past using the Domesday Book. Its described by the National Archives of the United Kingdom as the result of William the Conquerers desire to know about all taxable property in his kingdom.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/domesday.asp

Dynastree.com
Dynastree offers this site which maps the distribution of surnames across the United States. It may help genealogists decide where to look next in their research.
http://www.dynastree.com/maps/

Family History Archive
Family History Archive plans to offer access to many city and county histories online. Its a work in progress, but worth trying.
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/

Family Relationship Chart
Use this chart to find whether your cousin Eddie is once, twice, or three times removed.
http://www.islandregister.com/cousin.html

FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch.org, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, offers free searches of its database.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Find a Grave
Find a Grave searches for the burial sites of famous, and not-so-famous people.
http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy Today
Genealogy Today offers links to many free sources of genealogical information. Some sources are fee-based, but many are free of charge.
http://genealogytoday.com/

General Land Office Records
Trace federal land transfers to your ancestors through this site.
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry?
The United States Department of the Interior provides general advice on tracing Indian ancestry.
http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Passenger Lists
Ship passenger lists that may not be found elsewhere can be viewed here.
http://www.immigrantships.net/

Immigration Records
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. provides access to immigration records.
http://www.ellisisland.org

Immigration Records from Castlegarden.org
Castlegarden.org has immigration records for many who came here from 1820 to 1892.
http://www.castlegarden.org/

Immigration Records from the National Archives
The National Archives offers this database of records of many immigrants who arrived in the United States from Ireland, Germany, Italy and Russia.
http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44

Interment.net
This site allows the user to search records for many cemeteries around the globe, free of charge.
http://interment.net/

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
A rich source of information about Jewish genealogy.
http://jewishgen.org/

Land Patents 1831 – 1969 in Missouri
The Missouri Secretary of State offers this database of those who received title to parcels of land that were donated by the federal government to the state in the 1800s.
http://sos.mo.gov/archives/land/

Libraries and Museums Reference Shelf for the Genealogist and Family Historian
Consult this site for many valuable links to genealogy-related websites.
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/librariesmuseums.htm

Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910
The Missouri Secretary of States office allows you to search for birth and death records online, for selected years and locations.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/

Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1955
You can search here for death certificates for many Missourians who died between 1910 and 1955. Not all records are available yet. Search by name, county, and date.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates

Missouri Military Records
The Missouri Secretary of State’s office offers information from military records covering the years 1812 to World War I. There are brief records for many but not all Missourians who served.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/military.asp

Missouri State Genealogical Association
The Missouri State Genealogical Association site offers many useful links to agencies and their online resources for those researching genealogy.
http://mosga.org

Nationwide Gravesite Locator
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers this site, which allows the user to search for the burial sites for veterans who were laid to rest after 1997.
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Native American Genealogy Sources
Access Genealogy offers information about Native American genealogy from sources like the Baker Roll, Dawes Roll, Drennan Roll, Guion Miller Roll, and more.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/baker.php

Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society
Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society, headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri
http://nwmogenealogy.com

Obitkansas.com
Check Obitkansas.com for recent Kansas death notices.
http://www.obitkansas.com/

Obitmissouri.com
Check Obitmissouri.com for recent Missouri death notices.
http://www.obitmissouri.com/

Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records
Those with ancestors from Oklahoma may benefit from this index to Confederate Pension Records.
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/docs/pension.pdf

Online Missouri Death Records and Indexes
This site offers links to many sources of Missouri death and cemetery records. Some sites offer these services for a fee.
http://www.deathindexes.com/missouri/index.html

Passenger List Collection from the National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives offers selected ship passenger arrival records. Russian, Irish, German, and Italian records are included, along with certain other records of value to genealogists.
http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=all

Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
A great deal of valuable information is available here for the budding genealogist.
http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources

RootsWeb
RootsWeb offers many links to helpful genealogical information.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II
Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II may help fill gaps in family trees. A link to records of those buried at sea during World War II is included.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/wwii/reports/

Slave Registers of Former British Colonial Dependencies
The British government collected this information from 1812 to 1834. Registration is necessary, but access is free.
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1129

Social Security Death Index
Free access to the Social Security Death Index.
http://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html

State Historical Society of Missouri
The site of the State Historical Society of Missouri provides a directory of county and local historical agencies, and a listing of the Missouri newspaper microfilm in its collection.
http://www.umsystem.edu/shs/

SteveMorse.org
Find many helpful links to genealogical websites here.
http://stevemorse.org/

USGenWeb
USGenWeb, a site linking to many free genealogical resources on the web.
http://www.usgenweb.org

Where to Write for Vital Records
Where to Write for Vital Records provides addresses and fee information for each state, to be used when requesting copies of birth and death records. Instructions are provided for each state, for obtaining copies of marriage and divorce records.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

World Memory Project
The World Memory Project offers information about victims of the Holocaust.
http://www.worldmemoryproject.org/

World War II Casualty Listing by State and Cemetery
Those looking for information about those who served in the military can search records for World War I through the Korean War.
http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii_state.php

Wyoming Newspaper Project
The Wyoming State Library has created this database of newspapers that will be helpful to people researching genealogy and state history.
http://www.wyonewspapers.org/