Genealogy research lab for computer course
Cyndi's List -- A comprehensive list of 300,000 links that point you to quality resources for research and provide how-to information. This is the place to start when you are trying to orient yourself to a topic or the resources that are available. It has many categories to guide you through the process.
Google.com -- A search engine
bing.com -- There are other search engines, using different methods
21 Google Search Tips You Need to Learn -- An article from PC Magazine
LifeHack Tips to Use Google Search Efficiently
Some Basic Databases
Social Security Death Index
Interesting Facts About Surnames
Search for Distribution of Surnames
Free Digitized Books & Other Content
www.hathitrust.org -- A partnership of major research institutions and libraries, which digitizes and shares books and other items.
www.internetarchive.org -- A nonprofit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
books.google.com -- books provided by Google.
Great Free Resources
Chronicling America -- Historic American Newspapers from the Library of Congress and the National Endowment of the Humanities
Family Search -- This free, comprehensive site contains many, many resources that in many instances are equal to or better than commercial database providers. Of course, each content provider has areas of strength so be sure to check them all out. For this list we are concentrating on free resources. This is a massive repository of information so plan to spend plenty of time becoming familiar with it.
The Family Search Wiki -- This is a Wiki, a powerful repository of free information from around the world to help you do research. Here you will also find resources linking you to various repositories, and this is a helpful place to become familiar with the resources provided by Family Search.
Find-A-Grave -- Over 162-million grave records.
The Freedmen's Bureau Project
Some of My Social Media Channels
www.facebook.com/dixonhistory -- A place to keep up with research tips
www.facebook.com/delmarvahistory-- regional history