Genealogy Online For Dummies

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-11
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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What this book covers: Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everything users need to know about starting a genealogical research projectincluding where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to find specific information, how to leverage social networking sites, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies and public access catalogs that readers can find on the Web and helps readers build an effective genealogy database first before starting their online searches.What's new in this edition: Brand-new chapter content on social networking and how to use it to make your research easier and more effective. The 6 th edition also contains even more new information on government records at the local and state levels, preservation of electronic materials (such as on-line storage and disaster plans), and recent genealogical software and technologies.What's on the CD: In addition to an actual genealogical database, the CD includes a collection of genealogical software toolsincluding full versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files as well as trial versions of Family Reunion Organizer, Clooz, Ancestral Quest, Genelines, Family Origins and AniMap County Boundary Historical Atlas.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents


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.



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