The Genealogist's Internet

The Genealogist's Internet

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There is a wealth of data on the Web for those researching a family tree. However, the sheer volume of information and diversity of websites can make starting your search confusing and time-consuming. Help is at hand with this clear and authoritative guide from the National Archives. The Genealogist's Internet starts by explaining how the internet works for the beginner. It continues by detailing the major sources of primary data available to family historians on-line and highlights the most helpful directories and gateways. Use it to contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups focusing on genealogy.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 28mm | 662.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • The National Archives
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 190336583X
  • 9781903365830
  • 279,106

Review quote

'Everyone who uses a computer for genealogical research should have this book.' - Society of Genealogists 'This book should be compulsory reading for every family historian with Internet access.' - Family History News and Digest 'If you are new to on-line genealogy, you need this book.' - Dick Eastman's Newsletter, Ancestry.com

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Table of contents

This edition includes new information on fully-updated URLS as well as covering; - Developments in the indexes to births, marriage and deaths on-line; - The expansion in the census and wills data available on-line; - The new websites of the National Archives and General Register Office; - New sites with historical maps and photographs; - The Online Parish Clerk schemes (for putting parish data on the Web); - Lottery-funded projects relating to historical material which have come to fruition since the previous edition; - Sites on the use of DNA testing in genealogy and DNA surname studies; - Genealogy blogs, a type of on-line journal which has become popular; - Major changes in the world of search engines; - Future developments in on-line genealogy; - A timeline of on-line genealogy resources for the British Isles

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About Peter Christian

Peter Christian is a highly-regarded figure in the world of online genealogy. His previous titles include: - Finding Genealogy on the Internet - Web Publishing for Genealogy as well as numerous published articles on the subject. He is also a contributor to Ancestors magazine.

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