I haven't been to my local family history center in a while. I love the sense of community and help available there but they do not offer daycare and taking my kids there does not work for me. I love familysearch.org because you can access all sorts of records from home, but usually the pictures are not available and there's lots to be learned from the pictures.
For these reasons I am completely over the moon today because members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can now access ancestry.com, findmypast.com, and myheritage.com FROM HOME (or anywhere really) FOR FREE. This is nuts. It's like the world is at my fingertips. These are excellent resources and are at least a $250/year value for me, personally. You can expect to hear more about these sites in the coming weeks because I will be taking full advantage of this opportunity.
Here is the link with your free access!!
I got the link from this genealogy blog. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else.