Many of the links listed in this section were among the "101 Best Websites for 2011" chosen by FamilyTree Magazine.
Note: ($) denotes that a paid subscription is required for some resources.
General Search Sites
Provides an encyclopedic listing of websites related to genealogy — “a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.” As of mid-2011, the site contains 307,163 links in 186 categories. These categories include countries (broken down by localities), technologies, record types, repositories, research techniques, historical etiquette, handwriting, clothing styles, histories of buildings, early medical technologies, weights and measures, natural and manmade disasters, calendars and dates, occupations, and so on and on. There are also links to genealogy tutorials and online educational opportunities.
The premier genealogy subscription site, still growing and adding materials. Ancestry.com recently acquired Genline, the most important Swedish genealogical database, and added those records to its vast collection.
A growing subscription site that also alerts you when a match is found to your family.
Vast collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The site has been redesigned recently, with a more efficient and effective search function.
World Vital Records ($)
Includes census data and historical newspapers, among other databases.
Zoom around the world on your computer or mobile device in 3D. Visit your ancestral places in person.
Historic Map Works ($)
View more than one million historic images from around the world.