Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 23, 2003 - Reference - 192 pages
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Researching family history is the second most popular topic on the Internet (after sex). In Online Roots, Pamela Boyer Porter, a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, explains how to search effectively on the Internet, how to assess the value of what you find, and the best way to make full use of the resources of the Internet to trace your family's history and heritage.

Topics covered include:

  • Judging your sources
  • Checking modern lists and resources
  • Finding clues to primary sources
  • Researching military records
  • When an ancestor has a criminal record
  • Locating photographs on the web

Researching on the Internet can be fun and challenging. Online Roots makes your search more effective and creative.


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User Review  - russelllindsey - LibraryThing

A good, concise guide to working on genealogy online. The entire series is a good guide. I love having a thorough outline in book form. It is full of many ideas. Read full review

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Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is a dynamic and growing membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country -- and the world -- that share a common love of the field of genealogy. NGS is aportal to this fascinating endeavor with its ever growing selection of "how-to" materials, educational offerings, and premier annual conferences. The organization publishes the highly acclaimed "NGS Quarterly" and the "NGS NewsMagazine". NGS has something for everyone!

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