GENERAL GENEALOGY   ($)  This is probably the most important genealogical resource you can have. This is good for any type of genealogical research you are doing, regardless of place. This is also a wonderful resource for general genealogy, and best of all, it's free!  If you are Jewish or have Jewish ancestry, this resource is a must. It is a free site, run by


New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) ($) This contains several databases for New England genealogy, particularly for Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1849  This is free, and contains vital records for Massachusetts from the 17th century through the mid-19th. The best way to search is by town, and then by name.