These are websites, software, books, and tools I have used both to create this site and to do research.
The Master Genealogist (TMG) – This is the software I use to document all of my genealogy data. After reading reviews about many different software packages, I settled on this one due to its extreme flexibility and breadth of features. The learning curve is high, but it is more capable than any other genealogy software package out there.
Second Site – This software takes data directly from a TMG database and exports it for use on a website. The Tree section of this site is created entirely with Second Site.
Ancestry.com – This site contains a wealth of digitized and indexed historic documents in addition to a very user-friendly family tree builder.
WordPress – This is the blogging software I use.
DreamHost – The site is hosted on DreamHost servers.