An archive is a collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people. Many archives contain records that are useful in genealogy research. Each archive may have some records that are publicly available online, and other records that are not.
There are many free websites that may be useful for researching your ancestors. Here are some links that may help you get started. Disclaimer: these sites are not provided by the duPont-Ball Library and we cannot guarantee their accuracy or reliability. They are placed here for your convenience only.