The Alberta Family Histories Society, based in Calgary Alberta, is a non-profit organization. Formed in 1980, its goal is to promote and encourage family genealogical research, particularly where it pertains to Alberta history and records. The site contains some excellent collections of link for such areas of interest as: research guides, how to deal with dates and addresses, maps, advice on getting started, book vendors, medical/health issues, methodological aids/courses, dictionaries and word lists, genealogical e-zines, general resources and research advice, military information, one name studies, additional search engines, surnames, social aspects of history, and other omnibus sites.
One of the largest genealogical search databases available for all worldwide activity, though requires a subscription. With this said, however, it only covers a very small percentage of all of the genealogically-related material ever created!
This is a budget-friendly, scaled-down version of Ancestry.com, its owner. The core historical record collections are for the United States, so this may be a good option for beginning researchers who believe their families have been in the United States for several generations.
Began in 1996, and updated regularly, this site has collected an amazing number of genealogical links to other sites on the World Wide Web. Well worth consulting regardless of the period and region of your investigations.
Access to the extensive online FamilySearch databases from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service owned, since 2007, by British company DC Thomson. If you have roots in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales, consider subscribing to gain access to millions of parish records, censuses, military and criminal records, and millions of British and Irish newspapers. The website hosts billions of searchable records of census, directory and historical record information. It originated in 1965 when a group of genealogists formed a group named “Title Research”.
Family Tree Magazine is a publication about genealogy and family history published by Yankee Publishing, Inc. in Blue Ash, Ohio and Dublin, New Hampshire. It has a paid circulation of about 70,000. Here is an excellent article discussing the prime websites for building your family tree, websites for DNA testing, websites for learning more about genealogy and genealogical research, some select websites for exploring regional and ethnic resources, and some websites for beginner-friendly records.
MyHeritage is an online genealogy platform with web, mobile, and software products and services, introduced by the Israeli company MyHeritage in 2003. Users of the platform can obtain their family trees, upload and browse through photos, and search through over 14 billion historical records, among other features. If you have more recent immigrant origins or are especially interested in finding overseas cousins, consider subscribing to MyHeritage, home to more than 17 billion historical records and DNA testing.