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www.familysearch.org Church of Latter-Day Saints vast online search facility with many millions of records,  "Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World" Free
www.freebmd.org.uk Search online millions of England & Wales birth, marriage and death (BMD) General Register Office (GRO) registration index transcriptions 1837 - 1930s. An ongoing project. Free
www.freereg.org.uk Search online England, Scotland & Wales marriage, baptisms and burials registers with some records up to the late 1900s. An ongoing companion project to FreeBMD. Free
www.freecen.org.uk Search online England, Scotland & Wales census returns 1841 - 1891.
An ongoing companion project to FreeBMD.
www.genuki.org.uk "Large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man." Free
www.workhouses.org.uk Peter Higginbotham's excellent, very comprehensive site about the Poor Laws and Workhouses. Free
www.ancestry.co.uk Vast online resource for worldwide research including England and Wales Censuses 1841 - 1901 and BMDs but many, many more across the whole range of genealogical records. Pay Per View
or Subscription
www.findmypast.co.uk Search online - England & Wales GRO BMD registration indexes 1837 - 2006,
1841 - 1911 England & Wales Census indexes,
Parish Record Baptisms, Military records, Migration records and others.
Includes many records formally held online by the Federation of Family History Societies.
Pay as you go
www.thegenealogist.co.uk Search online England & Wales census indexes, BMD, parish record indexes, Millitary records, Directories and many, many more records. Claim to have the widest range of records 1127 - 2005. Pay as you go
www.bmdregisters.co.uk Non-Comformist records of BMDs and buials etc taken from Registers in the National Archives. Linked to thegenealogist.co.uk Pay as you go
or Subscription
www.familyrelatives.com Another alternative site for England & Wales BMD registration indexes 1837 - 2005
English Parish Records, various USA and Irish Records and many other records including military and overseas.
Pay Per View
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk "The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing almost over 1,000 years of history, with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites." Free Catalogue search

Charges for other services
www.1901censusonline.com Online search of the 1901 Censuse for England and Wales and links to other Censuses as well as BMDs and millitary records including overseas. Pay as you go
www.sog.org.uk Society of Genealogists based in London with a large library containing an extensive range of resources. Has various membership benefits and online records linked to findmypast.com. Membership annual subscription
www.britishorigins.com "British Origins offers access to the most authentic English genealogy collections online, including unique English ancestor records and maps of England and Wales, featuring England and Wales Gazetteer maps, Boyd's marriage records, burial records, court depositions, 1871 Census, apprenticeship records, wills plus the 1841 England and Wales Census: all accessible via a free British and English name search and UK place search." and much more.
Now includes Irish records.
72 hours or monthly
Annual subscription
www.peoplefinders.com Very comprehensive list of genealogical resources, US and UK based sites and much more. Subscription
www.actiondonation.org/artic les/finding-family.html

"Have you ever wondered where you came from? Unless you’re descended from a country’s own native people, your family must have immigrated to your country generations ago. As time passes, many people have forgotten where their families originally lived and it can be difficult to find out. One of the best ways to figure out where your family came from is by using the passenger lists from ships that docked in your country. Here are links provided by the Action Car, Ship, Boat and Yacht Donation Service Corporation that will help you to find passenger lists and pages with information about searching for this information."

(I am grateful to the student at the Brighter Futures Charter School who through her teacher brought this web page to my attention.) 
There is a huge range of resources available online to genealogists in addition to the local facilities of Libraries, Record Offices and Family History Societies. Listed below are some of the more useful sites. Whilst the internet has proved to be a quantum leap forward for the Genealogist you should always be aware that there is no substitute for checking the original source record to confirm accuracy.