The Norwegian Church Books and Census are available at the Arkivverket Digitalarkivet. The original scanned records are available and the transcribed digital ones also. The site has an English option.
Help with North Dakota Archives
I was having trouble finding an obituary for my GG-Grandfather, who died in Barnes County, ND. I emailed the State Historical Society of North Dakota with the information I had and they searched their microfilm for just $5.
Old Photo Searching Sites
Searching for images of your ancestors. DeadFred is a searchable site of both identified and unidentified photos.
Bureau of Land Mangaement
If your ancestor homesteaded, your might be able to find records here:
Soundex is a phonetic algorithm for indexing names by sound. It was used to index names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal Census. This can be a big help with similar sounding names like Reed & Reid or Adran & Odron. It substitutes numbers for consonants and removes all vowels. Click here for directions on how to convert a name or just use the convertor above.
Death Records in North Dakota
Click for a link to order North Dakota Death Certificates. Last time I ordered one they were just $5 each. By state law you do need to send a copy of your state issued id before they will fulfill your request.
Cook County Chicago - Birth, Death, & Marriage Records
Click here to go to the Cook County Clerk's Office. These records are immediately downloadable, just remember to either print or back-up your downloads. You don't want to loose them if your computer crashes! They are $15 each.
Find A Grave
Find a Grave is a site that that lists final memorials of 1000's of people world wide. With volunteers photographing and submitting information, there's a good chance you will actually be able to download a photo of your ancestors tombstone. Use the link above or go to their site to search a name, a cemetery, a county, or a state.