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A renowned genealogy expert reveals how to mine the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records Fully updated to cover social networking, new census data, and the latest research tools, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Third Edition, successfully addresses the different available record types and both traditional and electronic research strategies in a comprehensive way. The book explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, and research methods, and includes extensive guidance for using the fastest-growing segments of genealogical research tools: the Internet and social networking. How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Third Edition Addresses global resources for English-speaking researchers and includes resources from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia Filled with illustrations of document examples Shows you how to combine "traditional" genealogical research methods, electronic resources, and social networking to achieve successful results Covers everything from the library to the courthouse, the census to the cemetery, and the Internet-based databases to message boards, mailing lists, and online webinars Features a new, full chapter on social networking Contains updated chapters on newly released and forthcoming census records, the acceleration of records digitization, and how blogs, podcasts, and videocasts can be used by genealogists In-depth coverage: Why Explore Your Genealogy; Organize and Create Your Family Tree; Balance Traditional and Electronic Research; Social Networking's Value for Genealogy Research; Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Vital Records; Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors; Extend Your Research with Advanced Record Types; Locate Use the Wide Variety of Military Records; Understand and Use Land and Property Records; Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records; Discover Where to Locate Documents about Your Family; Learn the Tricks of Successful Internet Searches; Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA); Follow Alternative Paths to Locate Different Records; Case Study: A Case Study Using Traditional and Electronic Resources and Methods
Table of Contents
PART I: BEGIN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ODYSSEY Chapter 1: Why Explore Your Genealogy Chapter 2: Analyze and Organize Your Family Information Chapter 3: Balance Traditional and Electronic Research Chapter 4: Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Vital Records Chapter 5: Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors PART II: EXPAND YOUR RESEARCH Chapter 6: Extend Your Research with Advanced Record Types Chapter 7: Use the Many Types of Military Service Records Chapter 8: Understand and Use Land and Property Records Chapter 9: Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records Chapter 10: Discover Where to Locate Evidence About Your Family PART III: LEARN RESEARCH METHODS AND STRATEGIES Chapter 11: Learn How to Successfully Research Your Ancestors on the Internet Chapter 12: Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Chapter 13: Use Alternative Research Strategies to Locate Difficult Records Chapter 14: Use the Latest Online Resources and Social Networking in Your Genealogy Research Index