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Family Tree Websites: These are sometimes called the Big 4 or the Genealogy Giants. For details see “Family Tree Websites” in the menu on your left.
DNA: For DNA testing recommendations see “DNA: Tests and Recommendations” in the menu on your left. For other resources see “DNA:Bibliography” also on your left.
Ellis Island Passenger Lists from 1892 until 1957
Immigration between 1820 and 1892
One Step Webpages
Census: All family tree websites have census information.
USgenweb.org This site has a US map and you click on the state, then county you want information about. Most counties have a volunteer coordinator. You will find some local records or cemeteries that have been transcribed. You can ask for help from a volunteer.
For specific state records google “state archives”, “digital archives”, universities, or Secretary of State.
This is the Family Search Help Center.
This is the Family Search Wiki where you can search on place or topic.
Search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index (Abbreviated PERSI)
Genealogy Bank (subscription)
Cyndislist.com A categorized index of hundreds of thousands of genealogy websites.
Geneabloggers.com A collection of 3000+ genealogy blogs that you can search.