Recommended Genealogy Websites
How-to, for Beginners:
General Genealogy Sites:
Cyndi's List A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Family Search A nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.
Roots Web Connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.
Roots Web - Illinois Genealogy & History Roots Web for Illinois.
IMLS Digital Collections & Content - Opening History Provides coverage of American history materials.
Phone Numbers & Addresses:
411 Locate (basic information is free, offers more detailed information via paid reports)
Switchboard (basic information is free, offers more detailed information via paid reports)