Known as "The Definitive Directory, Linkpendium has over 9 million links to genealogical web pages. They are subdivided by localities, such as U.S. states, United Kingdom and Ireland and Worldwide Surnames. Best of all ... it's free!
Linkpendium was developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich who were founders of the RootsWeb genealogical community site before it was acquired by Ancestry.com.
One of the new features on Linkpendium is the State by State Search Engine. You can search for a name(s) in all states or a state of your choice. The site includes some helpful hints for entering your query. Currently you can search up to 2,648,502 pages of free genealogical data.
This one web page will save you hours of research online time by pulling together information. Of course, you will spend days going through the web pages for "Smith" in "All States." Less common surnames or variations in specific areas, will undoubtedly return matches that will be of interest.
Have some fun with Linkpendium ... today!