Genealogy QuickSteps

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 22, 2012 - Computers - 288 pages
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Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!

Get started researching your family tree right away—the QuickSteps way. Color screenshots and images with clear instructions show you how. Discover the fascinating story of your ancestors using a wide array of resources, including websites, private and public archives, military records, blogs, social media networks, computer programs, and more. You’ll also get advice on getting around roadblocks, collaborating with family members and fellow researchers, and organizing, personalizing, and publishing your family tree history.

Use these handy guideposts:

  • Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
  • Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
  • Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what you’ll see on your computer screen while you’re doing a task

The unique, landscape-oriented layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.

 

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Contents

Contents at a Glance
1
Chapter
7
Gathering Information
19
Assessing Computer Needs
35
Identifying Web Resources
75
Entering and Using Online Sites
101
Searching the Internet for Information
131
Researching Outside the Internet
157
Working with Others
183
Getting Around Roadblocks
211
Pulling It All Together
235
Index
259
Genealogy QuickSteps
265
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Marty Matthews has been writing books for McGraw-Hill for more than 25 years. He is the co-creator of the QuickSteps series, directly authored or co-authored more than 70 books, and been responsible for another 20 books written by others. Recent books written by Marty include Windows 7 for Seniors QuickSteps, Computing for Seniors QuickSteps, and SharePoint 2010 QuickSteps

Bobbi Sandberg became interested in genealogy when, as a child, she heard that some of her ancestors traveled with Daniel Boone. Later, she discovered that “Brave Heart” (the original, not Mel Gibson) was a relation. Bobbi is member of several local genealogical societies, active on Ancestry.com, and a popular genealogical speaker. She has authored or co-authored several McGraw-Hill books, including Quicken 2011: The Official Guide and Computing for Seniors QuickSteps.

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