I use my local FHC to obtain microfilms of various records. You order, pay a small fee (to cover postage etc.), wait, and are able to view the film at the FHC for about 4 weeks.
FamilySearch.com is the Genealogical information website of the Mormon Church.
Here are some quick & useful links
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids