Getting started in a new field? Here are some links I've stumbled across that provide basic information.
1) British Genealogy:
a) Brit-Ish Heritage Forum: Written by an American genealogist focusing on Great Britain, this blog provides tips for British research.
2) Canadian Genealogy:
a) One of many great columns from About Genealogy, this page explains the Canadian census.
3) Civil War:
a) A post on Genealogy and History provides an introduction to Civil War pension cards.
4) Genealogy Search Engines:
a) www.searchforancestors.com: Includes Rootsweb and Ancestry databases.
b) www.mocavo.com: A general search engine.
5) Land Records:
a) About Genealogy also offers columns on land records on- and off-line.
b) The Bureau of Land Management maintains information on land grants: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
6) Research techniques:
a) Are you just getting started? Look here.