He started with a Top Ten countdown, highlighting the free features of each website. The ten free websites were:
10) Family Tree Webinars (http://familytreewebinars.com) -- 60 to 80 webinars each year, over 335 in the Archive, presented by noted genealogists on a range of topics. You need to register for each webinar. They aree to watch live or in the archive for one week, and then go behind the subscription wall ($50/year).
9) Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) -- has over 700 FREE databases and indexes (see http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/freeindexacom), The Learning Center (see http://www.ancestry.com/cs/HelpAndAdviceUS) has a Family History Wiki featured articles, the Ancestry.com blog, and Ancestry Videos (on their YouTube channel). Any registered user can create and edit an Ancestry Member Tree (but cannot attach records to it without a subscription). Ancestry Library Edition is FREE to access at subscribing libraries and FamilySearch Centers. Save information to your flash drive or email them to yourself.
8) Cyndi's List (www.CyndisList.com) -- a free, volunteer driven website with over 330,000 genealogy links to websites in overv 200 categories. Readers can report a broken link and submit a new link.
7) Joe Beine's Death Indexes (www.DeathIndexes.com/sites.html) -- a FREE volunteer-driven set of websites with links to free and subscription sites with genealogy records. Links are provided to Death records, birth and marriage records, military records, passenger list records, naturalization records, and German records.
6) U.S. GenWeb (www.USGenWeb.org) -- FREE genealogy information by many volunteers, organized by states and counties. Information may be maps, text, lists, indexes, links, Has U.S. GenWeb Archives (http://usgwarchives.net/ )
5) RootsWeb (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com) -- FREE genealogical Information contributed by many volunteers; website owned by Ancestry.com. Content is Searchable by Search Engines (http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ); Beginner's Guide to Genealogy Research (http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ); User-Submitted Family Trees – WorldConnect (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ); Free Web Pages (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~websites/ ); Mailing Lists (http://boards.rootsweb.com/ ); and Message Boards (http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/.