Genealogy

Commercial Sites:

Rootsweb
http://www.rootsweb.com/
"Oldest and largest genealogy site". Includes California death index. Worldconnect.

Cindy's List
http://www.cyndislist.com/
"List of links that point you to genealogical research sites online".

Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com/
Some portion of the site are accessible for free. Other requires registration like the Ancestry World Tree. The California Death Index, 1940-1997 requires paid membership.

Vital Records Information
http://vitalrec.com/index.html
"This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death & marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county, see the links to foreign vital records web sites."

Organizational Sites:

Ellis Island Records
http://www.ellisisland.org
Ships manifests searchable by passenger name. Free registration is required.

FamilySearch
http://www.familysearch.org/
Genealogy site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can research the church's vast records collections. Also, you can access the catalog of their library where material can be inter-library loaned through local Family History Centers.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - Genealogy Page
http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/

Are available on this site: Federal population censuses, 1790-1840, Immigration records and naturalization records. They also give tips and resources on how to conduct a genealogy search.

USGenWeb Project
"The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States."

National Genealogical Society
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/index.htm
"Founded in 1903 as a non-profit organization, the National Genealogical Society is a membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country that share a common love of the field of genealogy."

Message Board:

GenForum

Local:

UC Davis Library Online Reference Shelf
"Scholarly online resource evidence and records for use by genealogists and family historians".