Genealogical, historical and research web sites I use every day or almost every day are listed as favorites or bookmarks on my browsers:
Then there are web sites I use every week which hold various state’s records including some digitized originals:
- Missouri Death Certificates
- Tennessee Marriages, Deaths and Divorces
- West Virginia Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Florida Clerk of Courts
- Washington State Digital Archives
- Minnesota Historical Society, Birth, Deaths and Census
The Heritage Quest Online and NewsBanks links work with a library card account. For instance, a Denver Public Library card opens these links. I have no doubt there are lots of other far-thinking libraries providing that service. The Boulder Public Library also has a link to Heritage Quest. Mocavo.com is one I use a bit, but I don’t find it is better than searching Google.
If they were free, I would use Newspaperarchive.com, Archives.com and Vitalsearch. If they were available at the public library, I would try them more frequently and then possibly order them at home. Vitalsearch had a free interface, but recently I only see the premium or paid service.