One of the common complaints in my classes from students is are there any free genealogy sites on the internet. The largest by far is the Family Search site that is run by the Church of Latter Day Saints. It is a primary belief in the church to research ones family. As a result of they have compiled a massive collection of primary records that is second to none. The site is free.
In previous articles I have discussed the many facets of the Family Search site. Please check it out. They are adding almost 5 million new records a week.