The following links have been useful to me in my genealogical research. While some of these sites require a fee for access, I generally try to find as much free material online as I can. Check back often as I will update the links as I discover new sources of information. If you have any helpful links, please let me know.
Illinois State Archives Online Databases – Many free databases for Illinois information (e.g. military, marriages, deaths)
Gallatin County, Illinois – Genealogy resources
Missouri Secretary of State – This site provides original and summary birth, death, marriage, probate, judicial and military records in Missouri. It is easily navigable and provides a great amount of information.
Catholic Cemeteries of St. Louis – Provides a search function for persons buried in St. Louis’s Catholic cemeteries, includes the large and historic Calvary Cemetery
Mid-Continent Public Library (Independence, MO)
Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System – Provides a free searchable database for Union and Confederate soldiers.
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies – Compiled correspondence of the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.
Footnote – This site charges a monthly fee for access, but provides PDF copies of original documents.
Bureau of Land Management – Land Patent Search
Google Scholar – Free search engine for legal opinions