Genealogy Online For Dummies
Researching our roots has become a top national pastime, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s also become much faster and easier than before. Rather than hop in the car and hope you can find the courthouse of the county where your great-grandmother grew up before it closes, you can relax and research in the comfort of your own home, at your convenience. The only problem is where—and how—do you start?
Genealogy Online For Dummies, 4th Edition is a great starting point. Written by genealogists who manage and maintain several online genealogy services, this guide helps you make sense of the vast array of resources on the Web. It shows you how to
So you don’t waste time and effort wandering all over the Web, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 4th Edition shows you how to set up your own personal database first, using information you already have from family members. Then it helps you make your search productive by
To get you started in style, the bonus CD-ROM includes the full version of Family TreeMaker and Legacy Family Tree freeware, a tryout version of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0 for preserving treasured family photos, and lots of other valuable techno-tools. And it all comes with a warning: genealogical research can become addictive!
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Getting Your Act Together
You Gotta Have Groundwork
Planning for Genealogical Success
FineTuning Your Organizational and Preservation Skills
Focusing on Your Ancestor
Coordinating Your Attack Getting Help from Other Researchers
Sharing Your Wealth Online
Creating a Place to Call Home
Ten Handy Databases
Ten Sites That Offer Help
Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing
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