"A large collection of databases. Free searches of Social Security Death Index (60,000,000 names) and Ancestry World Tree (9,000,000 names)."
Another massive collection of links on genealogy. Also a good starting place.
Personal accounts of historical events, mainly from the 19th century and on.
"A genealogy site covering U.S.A., providing free online information. Includes links to sites for each of the states."
"A genealogy site covering the world, providing free online information. Includes links to sites for each of 11 regions of the world."