The links that I have chosen to include here are those that I have found particularly useful in my own research.  My areas of interest include both family and local history in the U.S. (to narrow it down even further, New England), Canada (the Gaspe region and Maritimes), and the UK.   And then there are the sites that are national or worldwide in scope.  I do not personally endorse any commercial sites listed; I simply like what they have to offer.

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Acadian Genealogy Homepage
An excellent. comprehensive site for Acadian and Cajun families
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
UK site.  Register of military deaths from the World Wars, including civilian casualties of WWII.
Darlene's Genealogy Pages
Includes databases for Bonaventure Co., Quebec and Restigouche Co., New Brunswick
Boothbay Region Historical Society
Includes Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine; home to Dodges, Wylies and allied families
Bridgton Historical Society
Bridgton, Maine, in the Sebago/Long Lake region; home to Grays and allied families.
British Counties, Parishes, etc for Genealogists
National Cemetery Administration
Information on Veterans Administration national cemeteries
Committee for Anglophone Social Action
(CASA) to promote the culture of the English speaking people of the Gaspe region of Quebec.  Gaspe info, history, genealogy and links
Mayflower Families - Through the Looking Glass
A tremendous site - not to be missed!  A great deal of information on the early families, original documents and the history of the area.
The Global Gazette
Canadian online family history magazine.  Excellent site.  Tons of info.  Great articles. 
Danish Emigration Archives
For those with links to Denmark
Dead Fred
Genealogy Photo Archive
Dodge Family Association
An important site for my family, as we descend from both immigrant brothers - Richard on our paternal side and William on our maternal side!
Dyer Families of New England

Ellis Island

English Origins
A pay-per-view site for English records, in association with the Society of Genealogists in London
Essex Record Office
Terrific site for the collections of the Record Office at Chelmsford, Essex, England.  Be sure to check out  SEAX  - Essex archives online.  Americans should not overlook the wealth of information available in English county record offices. 

Family Tree Magazine
Official UK government website for obtaining various records.
Family Search
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon); extensive collection of contributed information
Free BMD
UK Birth, Death and Marriage Records - online, free and searchable!  An on-going, vitally important project - one that is very welcome because viewing English records online is otherwise costly or simply not available!
Fryeburg Historical Society
Western Maine town society site includes cemetery, vital records, history and more
Fun Stuff for Genealogists
A commercial site of genealogy-related items
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
Ancestral home of the Thayer and Wheeler families
Horsmonden, Kent, England
Home of the Willard family, along with nearby Brenchley.  There is a drop-down menu that is titled "I'm only here for the- - - ".  Click on genealogy.  And also on history.   Simon Willard was baptised at St. Margaret's Church in 1605.  I have included photographs of Horsmonden on my website.
East of England Tourist Board
Covering the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
US National Archives and Record Administration
A federal agency preserving the nation's heritage.  For genealogy info, use the 'Where is - - -' drop-down menu box on the top of the page.
Heritage Books
Historical and Genealogical sources
History of Hingham, Massachusetts
by George Lincoln, et al. Entire text online.   Part of US GenWeb of Hingham, Mass. 
Hiram, Maine
US GenWeb site. Juanita has transcribed the town's cemeteries for this site.  I've found lots of my family there.
Alden Kindred of America, Inc. & the Alden Historical Site
Don't miss this site.  Full of genealogy, biographies, documents, Alden house tour. 
My family descends, down our maternal line, from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins (via the Packard line)
World Wide Web Genealogical Database.  Valuable resource.  Some of it free, some for a fee.
Genealogical Publishing Company
"The World's Largest Publishers of Genealogical Reference Books"
Genealogy Searching Center
FREE online genealogy databases.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for 'Genealogy Free Stuff'
New France
Early information on the colonists of New France from 1534 onward.  Fascinating historical background.
Genealogy Today
Genealogy help, essential information for everyone.
Genealogy Today Canadian Edition
News, tips, articles and tools. 
Gen-Link UK
Click on the country of your choice, then the county for links.  Or choose 'General'. 
Directory of Genealogy Lookup Volunteers.  Also Genealogy in the News and Research Forms.
UK and Ireland genealogy resources
Georgetown, Masssachusetts
US GenWeb site.  Home of Spoffords and related families.
Hingham, Massachusetts
US GenWeb site.  Home of such families as Otis, Spofford, Farrar (Farrow) and others in our lineage.
Historical & Genealogical Books on CD
Toni Feeney's commercial site has books on my wish list and also offers some free downloads, including excerpts from 'The Libby Family in America', which I found particularly useful. 
Genealogy Books of Maine
Covering York, Cumberland and Oxford Counties.  "My" counties!  I want every book on her list. 
I Dream of Genealogy
A lot of great information here.  Click on 'Databases'.  I particularly liked the Maine cemetery records.
My Danish Roots
In development.  Should be great.
Irene's Genealogy and History Site
Northern New  Brunswick counties.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

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A volunteer group that transcribes ship passenger lists.  A tremendous and valuable undertaking.
Jean's Maine Genealogy Page
Transcribed 19th century deaths and marriages in  Ellsworth, Maine newspapers. 
Conway Public Library
Conway, New Hampshire.  Click on 'Genealogy and History'.  You will find cemetery inscriptions and vital records.  Many families went back and forth from Maine to New Hampshire, so don't miss this site!
Cornwall - Kernow
Terrific site of links for those whose ancestry extends to Cornwall.
Kent Genealogy
Resource for researching ancestors of the County of Kent, England.  Indexes, transcripts and links.
Maine Genealogy & History Project
A US GenWeb site.  Lots of resources.  Check the county you are interested in, too.
Society of Genealogists
London, England.  The place to go for a day when visiting from the US.  Admission fee.  Library has manuscripts, family histories, church registers, local histories, various indexes and much more.  Bookshop.
S & N Genealogy Supplies
UK supplier
Phillimore & Co. Ltd
British Local and Family History Books.  UK site.
Family Records Centre
London, England.  Birth, death and marriage records of the UK since 1837.  Census records 1841-1891.  More.   Replaces St. Catherine' s House and Somerset House.  Public Search Room. 
Public Record Office
National Archives of the UK.  Not the place for vital records, but tremendously fascinating and priceless collections. 
The McKusick Family Association
Maine Old Cemetery Association
MOCA.  Dedicated to locating, encouraging the preservation of and gathering historical information on Maine's old cemeteries.  A huge and valuable undertaking.  Unfortunately, the bulk of information gathered was before the days of personal computers, so it is all down on paper; therefore, not searchable by computer -  but they will search by hand for you.  A master set is held at the Maine State Library in Augusta.  Check the site for location of microfilmed copies around the country.  I wonder if anyone has started a project of creating a computer database? 
Medieval English Genealogy
Excellent and fascinating.  Don't miss this in-depth look into the life of our ancient English ancestors. 
Maine Memory Network
Images from the past.   A wonderful site.   You can send an image as an email postcard, or purchase a print. 
Oxford County, MEGenWeb Project
Of particular interest (to me anyway), scroll down to 'The Oxford County MeGenWeb Register' which has some town vital records. 
US National Archives & Records Administration
NARA  Preserving the nation's treasures.
Our Ancestors Down Home
Northern New Brunswick and the Gaspe Peninsula.
Portland Public Library
Click on 'Site Index', then check out 'Search the Catalog'  at the top.  Then you can choose by which method you wish to search.   Start with genealogy or a specific town.  If you can visit the library, don't miss the Portland Room, which houses the library's special local history, document and genealogy section.  Also, the library has an excellent collection of old newspapers on microfilm.  Time-consuming to browse through, but they give a fascinating look at Portland and events in days gone by.  A great way to search for old obituaries and notices.
Windham, Maine    
US GenWeb site.  Vital records, cemetery listings, etc

Willard Family Association

Maine Preservation
Protecting Maine's heritage

The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s

The Island Register
Prince Edward Island's Premier Genealogy Home Page
Sebago, Maine
US GenWeb site.  Great cemetery listings.
The Family Jordan
Memorial Hall Museum
           Old Deerfield, Massachusetts.  Click where is says 'collections on-line'.  Fabulous digital collection of images. 
The British Isles GenWeb Project   
BBC Your History
Local and family history  help and links from the BBC UK.

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