The Unofficial Guide to Online Genealogy

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Wiley, Oct 23, 2000 - Reference - 432 pages
Genealogy is one of the hottest topics on the Internet, with thousands of sites, forums, and newsgroups clamoring to help--or confuse--family history sleuths. How do you cut through the noise and find the best tools to trace your roots? This opinionated guide can help. Zeroing in on the science of online genealogical research, author Pamela Rice Hahn shows you how to:
* Map out a research strategy
* Target the best Internet resources>
* Dig up info and swap leads with other researchers
* Evaluate genealogy software
* Steer clear of hype, dead ends, and time-wasters
* Organize a family reunion

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About the author (2000)

About the Author Pamela Rice Hahn says her interest in genealogy began with what she considers her writer's curiosity-a desire to learn more about the history behind the hand-pieced quilts that were stitched by her maternal grandmothers and other family stories and artifacts; it evolved from there. In addition to The Unofficial Guide to Online Genealogy, Pam is also the lead author of Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours (Sams/Macmillan General Reference, June 2000), Master the Grill the Lazy Way (Alpha Books/Macmillan General Reference, June 1999), and How to Use Microsoft Access 2 (Sams/Macmillan Computer Publishing, July 1999). She has served as editor for a local community-action commission newsletter, The AMCAC News, as well as for a number of computer-related and business newsletters. In addition, she has taught business and sales training seminars; her most recent speaking engagements have been about writing opportunities on the Internet. Pam has published several hundred bylined and ghostwritten business, general interest, technical, and humorous articles that have appeared in Glamour, Country Living, Business Venture, Current Notes, and other national publications. In addition, she works as a technical editor and writer for Macmillan Computer Publishing, Sybex, Osborne, Quessing, and DDC. Pam is publisher and editor-in-chief for the online magazine The Blue Rose Bouquet at, and she maintains several other Web sites, among them her personal site at as well as,, The Ultimate Chronic Illness Resource Directory at, and, along with Keith Giddeon, the Authors on the Undernet chat channel pages at Pam is the 1997 winner of The Manny Award for Nonfiction from the MidWest Writers Workshop.

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