The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Jun 21, 2012 - Reference - 416 pages
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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy.

This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers:

·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census
·Civil registration indexes
·Information on occupations and professions
·DNA matching
·New genealogy websites and search engines
·Surname studies
·Passenger lists and migration records
·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs

This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
  

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I highly recommend this book to everyone researching their family history - a very useful guide for every level from beginners to experts. It includes websites by the author, one of which contains all ... Read full review

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1
2 FIRST STEPS
6
3 ONLINE STARTING POINTS
17
4 USING ONLINE SOURCES
28
5 CIVIL REGISTRATION
67
6 CENSUS
84
7 CHURCH RECORDS
98
8 PROPERTY TAXATION AND THE LAW
114
14 SURNAMES PEDIGREES AND FAMILIES
224
15 GEOGRAPHY
253
16 HISTORY
277
17 PHOTOGRAPHS
299
18 DISCUSSION FORUMS
316
19 SEARCH ENGINES
331
20 PUBLISHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE
353
21 THE WORLD OF FAMILY HISTORY
377

9 OCCUPATIONS
129
10 THE ARMED FORCES
147
11 MIGRATION AND COLONIES
165
12 PRINT SOURCES
184
13 ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
204
22 ISSUES FOR ONLINE GENEALOGISTS
396
Internet glossary
409
Bibliography
412
Index
413
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About the author (2012)

Peter Christian is highly regarded in the world of online genealogy. He is a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and former editor of Computers in Genealogy magazine, his recent publications include Census - The Expert Guide (co-written with David Annal), published by The National Archives.

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