Family History for the Older and Wiser: Find Your Roots with Online Tools (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 2010 - Computers - 340 pages
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Have you ever wanted to research your family history to discover your roots, but donít know where to start? Family History for the Older and Wiser is an easy-to-follow guide which talks you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.

Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Learn how to:

  • Access and investigate online records
  • Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability
  • Incorporate your family tree into online programs
  • Share your research with friends and family and much moreÖ

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Contents

Part II Basic Genealogy
33
Part III Online sources
87
Part IV Recording your research
199
Part V Sharing your research
291
Glossary
321
Index
327
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