To update the information about FindMyPast that was written about previously. You can access this site by going to http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.net. Some people had problems with the .com so hope this information is of help to you.
Another site we came across recently is very international so may be of help in your British Isles quest. GeneaNet has different levels of membership/or registration, but it is free to use. You might want to read about the different levels of registration to see what fits for you.
Another site is Dear Myrtle. Lots of help here for you. Check this site out!
With the holidays fast approaching, you might want to add to your wish list a membership to the family history society in the county where you are researching. One of the best ways to be connected to the area you are researching is to be a member and get the quarterly journal. Very often there is information there you won't find elsewhere. And there will be ways to contact the society for support or help.
Another item you might want to add to your wish list is a trip to Salt Lake City next October to attend the British Institute. This is a week-long class, with lectures in the morning and research in the library in the afternoons. The instructors are excellent and the knowledge you gain will more than get you on your way with your British Isles research.
Happy holidays to one and all!!