Genealogy Online: Researching Your Roots, Web Edition

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9780070147225: Genealogy Online: Researching Your Roots, Web Edition

Introduces the Internet and the World Wide Web, and discusses online sources of genealogical information, including forums, databases, and library catalogs

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Genealogy has always been a laborious, time-consuming hobby, but the Internet-connected home computer has changed all that. In Genealogy Online, Elizabeth Powell Crowe presents modern-age genealogy tips, tricks, and resources to the family historian. Be aware that Crowe focuses on genealogists who wish to learn how to use computer resources rather than on computer users who wish to learn how to do genealogy. She spends a fair amount of time discussing cyberspace basics--what the Internet is, how to use modems, netiquette, and choosing an ISP. Crowe then gives examples of the help that can be found on ROOTS-L and other mailing lists, the Web, and various bulletin board systems. The Web section alone offers connections to 50 of the most helpful research sites. Although she discusses at length such invaluable services as the National Genealogical Society BBS, online library card catalogs, and a number of genealogical databases, she doesn't overlook one of the researcher's most valuable resources--other researchers. Crowe guides the reader to a number of places where genealogists exchange tips and discoveries, including numerous newsgroups and genealogical forums on the various online services.

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Endorsed By Leading Geneological Societies. Was great-great-granddaddy a bank president or a bank robber? It's never been easier-or less expensive-to satisfy your curiosity about your roots. With this book and its accompanying Website, you've got everything you need to get right into an exciting exploration of your family's history! Genealogical information online has exploded in recent years, and Genealogy Online, Web Edition, gives you access to the goldmine of material now available-much of it free! This book and its Website are your #1 source for-All the help you need on using the Internet and the Web to search for your roots; The best sites for information on your family; Hot links to genealogy shareware; Time-saving ways to make information come to you; Help with searched on ethnic roots-Irish, Italian, African-American, and more; International information quests; Best places to get questions answered; Links to history sites for colorful facts; Clear definition of online vocabulary; Helpful advice on online etiquette; Guidance for genealogist at all levels-beginning, intermediate, and advanced. The perfect gift for the family historian-or for yourself-Genealogy Online is your key to unlocking the richest depository of geneological data ever gathered in one place-now as near as your computer.

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