** RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees (http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/) contains articles about a variety of subjects, from adoption to newspapers to software. In addition, there are articles specific to countries and ethnic groups.
** Beginning genealogy (http://www.genealogy.com/uni-begin.html) contains lessons about getting started, and learning about records such as U.S. census, vital records and U.K. civil registration.
** BYU Independent Study (http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/courses/freecourses.cfm) contains free courses directed toward introductory, regional and ethnic sources. Click Courses on the left side of the screen, and click Free Courses in the middle of the screen.
** The International Internet Genealogical Society University (http://www.iigs.org/university/index.htm) contains introductory classes for beginners and more complex classes for experienced students.
** Genealogy Classes (at http://www.genealogy.com/university.html) contains lessons on Internet resources and tracing immigrant origins.
To find more sites, do a Google search for the following terms or combination of terms: free, genealogy, family history, education, courses, articles.