In addition to searching for records at home and interviewing family members, there are countless online sources of genealogical information. The National Archives is an excellent place to begin your online research. There is a section of their website dedicated to Resources for Genealogists. Here, you’ll find information on Census records, researching ethnic heritage, military service records, immigration records, land records, naturalization records, passenger lists, and more. Additionally, with your Charles County Public Library card, you have free access to Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online. Between the two sites, you’ll be able to access Census records; birth, marriage, and death records; Freedman’s Bank records (for researching African-American ancestors); the Social Security Death Index; city directories; Revolutionary War Pension Files; and much more. Lastly, you may want to check out FamilySearch. FamilySearch is a free genealogy website maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In addition to providing access to billions of online records (including the International Genealogical Index), FamilySearch allows users to create family trees to share and organize their research.