AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 24, 2012 - Reference - 250 pages
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Research your family's history without ever leaving the comfort of your home!

AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect provides you with the know-how to research your family's history using the latest and greatest online tools and resources. From using social networking to tracking family members to using new genealogical software for the first time, this fun-but-straightforward guide is an ideal starting point for beginners who are interested in tracking their ancestry and family history with ease and enjoyment.

  • Covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project, beginning with where and how to find interesting information
  • Shares tips for communicating with other online genealogists, building a simple website that can be used for sharing information with other family members, and using public access catalogs
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of doing genealogical research
  • Offers the opportunity to obtain free genealogical database access as well as free genealogical software tools, including versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files
  • Features task-oriented tutorials arranged in such a way to make it easy to find material and achieve success

Interested in finding your roots? AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect helps intrigued researchers build an effective genealogy database to connect with their past and share it with the future.


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Table of Contents
Creating an Online Family Tree
Building Your Family Tree with RootsMagic
Using Web Search Engines
Exploring Ancestry
Using FamilySearch
Gleaning Government Records
Using Geographic Records and Maps
Mapping Land Records at HistoryGeo
Looking at Specialized Online Collections
Exploring Local Resources
Connecting with Family Historians on Facebook
Testing Your
Using Your iPad for Genealogy Research

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About the author (2012)

Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm have shared an interest in researching family history for more than 20 years and manage several online resources, including and They are also the authors of Genealogy Online For Dummies.

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