Valley Forge Muster Roll
Free, searchable database providing access to the names, ranks and regiments for the over 30,000 men serving General George Washington at the Valley Forge Encampment between December 1777 and June of the next year. Searchable by last name, state and regiment with special lists of staff, brigades, divisions, and commanders' biographies.
This site provides links to a wide variety of genealogical resources by state and county, plus transcriptions of public domain records, related census projects, cemetery surveys, and information about the project itself.
Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Very simple to use search function for the SSA's death index, searchable by name (exact or not), SSN, addresses and dates, and providing, birth and death dates, locations, SSN and the option to order records. Not included in this resource are those deaths never reported to the Social Security Administration or anything before 1962.
Brooklyn Genealogy Information
Although focused on Brooklyn, this site has genealogical resources for the novice and expert researcher related to Manhattan, Queens and Long Island as well. It provides a search function for names in an extensive database of records and documents, plus a collection of links to useful indexes for information on births, deaths, education, marriage, military records and more in the local area.
An award-winning site focusing primarily on African ancestry in the Americas. Includes 19th century censuses that include African Americans, slaves, or persons of color, along with cemetery, death and military records, and a database collection of slave data. Also features in-depth articles, message boards, chat rooms and mailing lists.
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
The starting point for all internet searches about Jewish genealogy. This massive site features basic information on doing Jewish genealogical research, along with a host of useful tools like Holocaust Databases, the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), with data on over three million people, and the Family Finder (JGFF) of surnames and ancestral towns, to mention just a few. Post a question on one of the discussion groups or take a trip to the ancestral village with ShtetlSchleppers! Free registration is required. Site is searchable.