Your Family Tree Online: How to Trace Your Ancestry from Your Own Computer

Your Family Tree Online: How to Trace Your Ancestry from Your Own Computer

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By (author) Graeme Davis

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  • Publisher: How to Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 163 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 14mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845283449
  • ISBN 13: 9781845283445
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • Sales rank: 295,045

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This is a step-by-step guide to using the wealth of online records to trace your family tree from your own computer, without the need to travel to national and regional record offices. Whether you are a novice or an experienced genealogist, and whether you plan to devote just a few hours of your time or embark on a life-time hobby, this book will guide you through the mass of records available - birth, marriage and death, the census, and much, much more - so that you can trace your line back hundreds of years. You will also learn how to upload your results to the internet, both to preserve your family's heritage and to connect with relatives, so that you can exchange photos and reminiscences.

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Author information

Graeme Davis is a university lecturer and a professional researcher with extensive experience of family tree research, both on-line and off. As materials developer for a university level genealogy course he is familiar with the records needed by on-line researchers. A writer for Your Family Tree magazine, he is also developing new tools to aid the genealogist.

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'A clear step-by-step guide to using online resources to trace your family tree from your home computer.' Family Tree. 'Contains a lot of useful knowledge...all that you need to know to get started.' Ancestors. 'It is difficult to identify any online research not covered in the 25 chapters and 157 pages of this paperback 'How To' guide. At its bargain price, this book is a useful beginner's primer.' Who do You Think You Are?

Table of contents

Welcome!; 1. What the internet offers the genealogist; 2. How to start; 3. Finding records of birth, marriage and death; 4. Using census records; 5. Other major sources; 6. Military; 7. Wills and where to find them online; 8. Migration; 9. Newspapers; 10. Occupations; 11. The poor and workhouse records; 12. Noble ancestors; 13. Directories; 14. School and university records; 15. Working with the wider context; 16. Family medical history; 17. DNA; 18. Working with names; 19. Recording your family tree; 20. Online recording options; 21. Problems of online trees; 22. Finding living relatives; 23. Genealogical miscellany; 24. Accent and dialect; 25. Final; Key websites; Index