Genealogy Online For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 2, 2004 - Reference - 348 pages
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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 t

    li>Search online database
  • Explore genealogical societie
  • Use geographic tool
  • Research ethnic root
  • Validate your finding
  • Share your researc

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 b

    li>Choosing the right government resources to help locate your ancestor
  • Fleshing out the statistics with personal information from geographical, ethnic, and religious source
  • Cooperating with other researchers, sharing information, and coordinating efforts with societies and research group
  • Providing proven tips, reminders, suggestions, and lists of online database
  • Offering suggestions for developing your own genealogical Web site, and mor

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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Contents

Introduction
1
Share and Share Alike 193
4
Getting Your Act Together
7
You Gotta Have Groundwork
9
Planning for Genealogical Success
37
FineTuning Your Organizational and Preservation Skills
47
Focusing on Your Ancestor
65
Government Records
97
Coordinating Your Attack Getting Help from Other Researchers
211
Sharing Your Wealth Online
223
Creating a Place to Call Home
235
Ten Handy Databases
253
Ten Sites That Offer Help
263
Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing
267
Going Online
273
What Does This Mean?
287

Adding Color to Your Research
133
Ethnic Research
161
Records Off the Beaten Path
181
Share and Share Alike 193
194
About the CD
303
Index
311
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Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm manage several leading online genealogical resources, including FamilyToolbox.net and OnlineGenealogy.com.

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