Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm have shared an interest in researching family history for more than 20 years. They launched their first genealogy Web site in 1994 and have managed several online genealogy resources, including HistoryKat.com and GenealogyToolbox.com.
Part I: Getting Your Act Together.
Chapter 1: Brushing Up on the Basics.
Chapter 2: Starting Your Ancestral Treasure Hunt.
Chapter 3: Equipping Yourself for Success.
Part II: Focusing on Your Ancestor.
Chapter 4: What’s in a Name?
Chapter 5: Bureaucracy at Its Best: Using Government Sources.
Chapter 6: Discovering Ancestral Homelands.
Part III: Adding Depth to Your Research.
Chapter 7: Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records.
Chapter 8: Records off the Beaten Path.
Chapter 9: Fitting into Your Genes: Molecular Genealogy.
Part IV: Share and Share Alike.
Chapter 10: Help Wanted!
Chapter 11: Finding Your Online Home and Community.
Part V: The Large Genealogical Sites.
Chapter 12: Discovering Ancestry.com.
Chapter 13: Exploring FamilySearch.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Tools for Your Researching Travels. Chapter 15: Ten Design Tips for Your Web Site or Blog.
Chapter 16: Ten Helpful Sites for Searching.
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing.