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Researching Your Family History Online For Dummies

Researching Your Family History Online For Dummies

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By (author) Sarah Newbery, By (author) Nick Barratt, By (author) Jenny A. Thomas, By (author) Matthew L. Helm, By (author) April Leigh Helm

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 20mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470745355
  • ISBN 13: 9780470745359
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 409,355

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Praise for the 1st Edition "Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide with everything for the beginner - and perhaps something for the more experienced too." - Family History Monthly "There is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out." - Ancestors Navigate your way through your family's past Interested in family history? Keen to discover who your ancestors really were? Want to find out more from the comfort of your own home? If so, this book is for you. Walking you through the process of researching, organising and presenting your family tree online, this expert guide makes it simple. So what are you waiting for? Get plugged in and start tracking down your ancestors today! Lay the groundwork - take the first steps on your genealogical journey and start searching for evidence Find out about your ancestors - discover who your predecessors were and where they came from Get to grips with research tools - find the best online and offline archives and dig deeper into your family's past Present your results effectively - compile your findings into a family tree and create a place to host your material online Open the book and find: What clues you can get from photos, letters, diaries and your relatives The best genealogy websites in the UK and around the world How to get the most out of archives and documents Techniques for creating family history charts on your computer The advantages of coordinating your hunt with other researchers Ways to share research online Tips and tricks for building a family history web page Learn to: Get the most out of genealogy websites and resources Store and organise information on yourcomputer Create your family tree and host it online

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Author information

Dr Nick Barratt is the CEO of Sticks Research Agency (SRA), a research company specialising in family history. Nick was also the genealogical consultant for four series of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Sarah-Jane Newbery is a historian at SRA. Jenny Thomas , Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm are genealogists.

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'...brilliant resource for researchers, packed with useful information...a quick-and-easy reference guide.' (Family History Monthly, April 2010).

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Starting at the Roots 9 Chapter 1: Laying the Groundwork and Planning Ahead 11 Chapter 2: Fine-Tuning Your Organisational and Preservation Skills 31 Part II: Focusing on Your Ancestors 43 Chapter 3: Tracking Down an Ancestor: What's in a Name? 45 Chapter 4: Locating Your Ancestors (Geographically Speaking) 69 Part III: Rooting Around in the Past 85 Chapter 5: Basic Genealogical Resources in the UK 87 Chapter 6: Digging Deeper into Your Family's Past 125 Chapter 7: Looking Offl ine: Further Research Sources in the UK 143 Part IV: Share and Share Alike 165 Chapter 8: Storing and Organising Information on Your Computer 167 Chapter 9: Coordinating Your Attack: Getting Help from Other Researchers 183 Chapter 10: Sharing Your Wealth Online 195 Chapter 11: Creating a Place to Call Home 207 Part V: The Part of Tens 221 Chapter 12: Ten (Or So) Handy Databases 223 Chapter 13: Ten Things to Remember When Designing Your Genealogical Website 227 Chapter 14: Ten (Or So) Sites That Offer Help 235 Appendix: A Glossary of Terms 239 Index 253