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Here are some interesting genealogy links that can help you get started in your own genealogy:

Parkhurst Family Web Page

Parkhurst Family Web Page

This web site, produced by Gary Parkhurst and his son James, is the home of Peter George Parkhurst, the Parkhurst family genealogist. Peter can tell you anything about your Parkhurst line and is always willing to help a fellow researcher. Peter also plays host to yearly Parkhurst family reunions, so be sure to check this page out!

FamilySearch

FamilySearch
This site, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, contains a huge library of individuals and families from around the world. It's a great place to start your search, it's free, and you don't have to be a Mormon to use it :-) It also has the complete catalog of records that they keep at the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City. You can order these books and microfilms at local family history centers.
Illinois State Archives

Illinois State Archives

If you're lucky enough to have ancestors that came from the state of Illinois, this is a great resource! The State of Illinois has gone all out in putting old records and databases online. It's also really easy, and inexpensive, to send away for records through their IRAD program.

RootsWeb

RootsWeb
RootsWeb was recently taken over by Ancestry.com, but other than removing the California birth index due to someone complaining about privacy, they've kept it much the same as it was. RootsWeb's WorldConnect tree databases are still an amazing repository of genealogical data. You'll be surprised at how many of your ancestors that you'll find in their databases. Their forums have been incorporated into the Ancestry forums, but it's actually better that way (more information under one roof).
Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List

No list of genealogy links would be complete without this one, which is itself a collection of links. Cyndi's List contains thousands of other links based on country, state, county, ethnicity, record type, religion, military, you name it.

USGenWeb Project

USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteer genealogists who set up both state and county web sites containing local history, census records, birth, death, and marriage records, histories, obituaries, and just lots of other things. Almost every county in the US has it's own web site! And if your county doesn't, maybe you'd like to volunteer your time to host the site yourself. While most of the GenWeb sites I've been on have been excellent, one that I'd especially recommend is the one for DeWitt County, Illinois. This county site, put on by Earliene Kaelin, has just tons of information on my Smallwood line, including census images, a database of obituaries, and excerpts from the two DeWitt County history books.
Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

Although this is a commercial site, they do have some access to free information. However, if you're not a subscriber, the most beneficial area would have to be the message boards. There's a separate forum for almost every state and county in the US, most countries, and a surprising number of surnames. If you're willing to spend $99 a year on them, you can also access census images for every census available to date (including the 1930). The indexes are a bit sketchy, though, and I've noticed that they're missing a few precincts (which can really be annoying). Also, I personally dislike their image viewer (Mr. Sid). But, it is handy having those images online.

Genealogy.com

Genealogy.com
Yet another commercial site, but again, their GenForums are free and very useful. I haven't really done much exploring on this site; Ancestry.com is really the place to go if you want to spend some money. However, their GenealogyLibrary.com resource is actually pretty good. I received a free subscription there for three months (which turned into about nine months for some reason; I didn't complain of course) and found it extremely useful. The last time I checked, they only had the 1850 census images, but it's much better indexed and much easier to use than Ancestry.com. I wish they'd get all of the census images; if they did, I'd subscribe in a heartbeat. Also, they have a really cool collection of online genealogy books. I found many of my ancestors mentioned in them. It's pretty reasonably priced at $49 a year, but I wish they'd get more resources.
BLM Land Patent Search

BLM Land Patent Search

Another really cool site, this is the US Bureau of Land Management's database of land patents. If your ancestor ever bought a land grant from the US Government between about 1801 and 1909, it's in this database. They also have scans of the actual images, so it's great for printing up and making copies.

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