Consider Cyndi Ingle’s free site your table of contents for online genealogy. You’ll find lists of sites dedicated to researching particular places, types of records, ethnic and religious groups, and more. Check out the Beginner’s category for guides and tips just for newbies. But also watch for topics you’re interested in, like military research or DNA.
Offers abundant tools and how-tos for beginners. Under Free Resources, find downloadable forms, ebooks, cheat sheets, podcasts and more. The cheat sheets can be especially helpful for beginners: don’t miss their Genealogy Essentials downloads, Record References, ethnic research aids and top online genealogy tricks.
Hosted by Crista Cowan this play list of ancestry.com "how to" tutorials is a terrific resource for all ancestry afficiandos.