Historical documents and photos, local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. The Library Edition of Ancestry.com has fewer personalized functions and options than the versions available to private subscribers. More detail about the differences.
FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story. Owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch is free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation.
The image collection at FamilySearch includes hundreds of thousands of records that have not been indexed (and so will not come up in a historical records search. These records are organized geographically, however. So while browsing the scanned microfilm page by page can be arduous, the discoveries can be worth the effort.