Interesting sites to help piece your family history together
Order copies of birth, marriage and death certificates online.
International Genealogical Index
Church of the Latter Day Saints' transcription site
How much was their legacy really worth in today’s terms?
National Archives (UK)
Online catalogue and some online documents for the nation's largest archive
If you belong to a UK county library service you may be lucky enough to access certain services for free using your library card. Check with your library service for more information.
If you have an unusual surname, try googling it for a fast and free way to start your family history research. You might find interesting information is available online already which can kick start your search.
Sometimes other researchers share their research online, giving you a chance to contact them or cross check your own research. Always remember to view original documents to confirm findings, though, as many people make incorrect assumptions without documentary evidence.