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Many, many online genealogy resources exist to help assist the researcher. Below is a list I use most often in my research. Some are free of charge and some sites are subscription based ($). Best of luck researching your ancestors!
General Genealogy Research
Ancestry.com ($) Subscription based website. Some searches are free.
GenealogyBank.com ($) Subscription based newspaper website
FamilySearch.org Church of Latter Day Saints website
USGenWeb.org – Links to volunteer sponsored sites for all 50 states
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Library of Virginia My “go-to” resource when researching Virginia ancestors.
Cyndi’s List A website with links to multiple genealogy websites around the internet.
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy This site was suggested by a Brownie troop working on the “My Family Story” badge. Thank you, Brownie Scouts!
North Carolina Genealogy Research
State Archives of North Carolina
State Library of North Carolina Includes online resources for NC newspapers, family Bibles and much more.
UNC-Chapel Hill – Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection
William R. Perkins Library, Special Collections, Duke University
Virginia Genealogy Research
(More to come on Virginia resources!) Guide to Virginia Historical Resources
Dave Rumsey Maps – Historical Maps
North Carolina Maps – Historic Overlays Selected North Carolina maps with historic overlays
Genealogy Educational Resources
Ancestry.com The Learning Center
FamilySearch.org – Many genealogy educational resource available.
National Genealogical Society– Offers educational courses. The blog is also very informative.
Conference Keeper A website that compiles all genealogy related conferences together.
DNA and Genealogy
Ancestry DNA – Ancestry.com has recently announced they will no longer be participating in Y-DNA or mt-DNA testing.
Cece Moore – Your Genetic Genealogist – Fabulous and informative blog on using DNA in your genealogical research.