Societies and Groups
The National Genealogical Society, in existence since 1903, has a mission is to educate and provide leadership to the genealogical community. Its web site will welcome you into the community by helping you get started & introducing you to current issues in the field. It promulgates standards of research and documentation, and much more. Use it to introduce yourself to the field.
One of the principal genealogical reference libraries in the U.S. The focus of the collection is New York State. The primary aim of the web site is to introduce you to their holdings available as a benefit of membership, however, it does include free online resources including Research Aids and Queries, and a portrait collection.