Genealogy Online For Dummies

Genealogy Online For Dummies

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Researching our family tree has become a top national pastime, and with the advent of the Internet, it's also become much faster and easier than before. As more and more information is placed online, you can afford to relax and research in the comfort of your own home, at your convenience. The only problem is where - and how - do you start? "Genealogy Online For Dummies" gives you expert guidance, from Nick Barratt, the genealogy expert on the BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' programme, on how to start building your family tree, where to look for clues, how to discover the most useful websites and how to use and organise the information that you find. "Genealogy Online For Dummies" includes: laying the groundwork; planning for genealogical success; fine-tuning your organizational and preservation skills; starting to build your family tree; what's in a name?; locating your ancestors (geographically speaking); getting to know what you are looking for; starting offline: basic genealogical sources in the uk; going online: searching official and commercial websites; storing and organizing information in your computer; coordinating your attack: getting help from other researchers; sharing your wealth online; creating a place to call home; ten handy databases; ten things to remember when designing your genealogical web site; and, ten sites that offer help.

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 20mm | 598.75g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764570617
  • 9780764570612
  • 743,838

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"many useful hints" (Practical Family History, December 2006) "...there is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out." (Ancestors, January 2007) "...a useful volume to keep close to your computer." (Family History Monthly, January 2007) "Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide..." (Family History Monthly, December 2007)

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About Jenny A. Thomas

Jenny Thomas is a genealogist and historian, and the senior researcher on the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm manage several leading online genealogical resources. April Leigh Helm is the President of, Inc. April lectures on genealogy and other topics for various conferences and groups. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and an Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nick Barratt is the genealogical consultant for Who Do You Think You Are? and runs his own research agency.

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