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This is a list of genealogy resources that have been specifically useful to me. A quick google will turn up many more comprehensive lists.

Resource Notes
ancestry.com
What can I say, this is a favorite of mine and really helped me get back into genealogy. You can manage a tree for free, search for records, and access certain ones free, but to access most records, you need a membership.
Irish Family History Foundation
Great source for Irish birth, death, and marriage vital records, but I find it very expensive
New England Historic Genealogical Society
I had great luck here with images of Massachusetts vital records for the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, for my mother’s family. Not free, but not crazy expensive to join.
familysearch.org
Amazing free repository of a very large set of online data of use to genealogists. Includes data, indices, and even record images in many cases. You can also order microfilm of additional records and have them sent to a local center.
Find A Grave
Community driven site for headstone information. Hit or miss, but certainly worth a check.
American-French Genealogical Society Cemetery Database
My mother’s family settled in southern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island, so this has been a great site to get initial burial information, although I plan to augment with field trips and cemetery office records.
Historic Mapworks
I have found this very useful to understand what some of my ancestors town and cities were like when they lived there. You might even get luckier that I as many of the older maps are annotated with property owner’s names. Free to look, but “per use” or membership fee to download or order prints.
Google
I know. Duh. But I have really had some success with google, finding genealogy resources, data about specific ancestors, and other people who already researched people in my tree and posted it online (like me). I also use google maps to confirm the correct spelling of locations and distance between say, a church, and my ancestor’s home.

Real world
– Cemeteries
– Photos
– Stories
– People