Ann Lawthers of the New England Historic Genealogical Society has created an outstanding introduction for novice genealogists. Includes a basic guide to research, explanations of genealogical resources, and more.
Contains photos, maps and manuscripts that can be great genealogical resources. The Library of Congress has one of the largest collections of genealogical resources in the world. At present, only a portion of it is available online through this website.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. The National Archives contains extensive holdings of government documents and records of interest to genealogists.