Familysearch.org has the largest collections of names and records in the world; over 3 billion names. And it’s free! If you’re not into doing your own genealogy, you can help index names and the information attached to them by extracting them from census’, passenger lists, etc and put them into a document provided so you can help others find their ancestors.
I’ve been doing this for years. It’s a quick and easy way for me to give of my time to others. The kids have seen me do it. So now, at least two of them are old enough to do it too! They were so excited to get started one Sunday!
Deep in thought =)