Genealogy Online, Millennium Edition

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An updated handbook explains how to get started in researching one's family history on the Internet, describes useful online sources of and services on genealogical information, and offers tips on accessing the Library of Congress's huge resources. Original. (Beginner).

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Genealogy Online presents a lot of information, much (but not all) of it having to do with finding facts about family lineage on the Internet. Mostly, this is a directory of big genealogy Web sites, newsgroups, mailing lists, and commercial services. It's also an introduction to Web communities and the tools you need to participate in them. These are the things you'll need to understand in order to extract and contribute information about your heritage as part of the Internet community.

Elizabeth Powell Crowe covers RootsWeb, the ROOTS-L mailing list, AfriGeneas, and the remarkable online genealogy resources maintained by the Mormon Church. She also pays attention to the Golden Gate forum on America Online and some of CompuServe's genealogy forums. There's some coverage of standalone family-history software like Family Tree Maker and some useful information about genealogical concepts like Ahnentafels numbers.

Genealogy Online would be better if it included more information about obscure Internet resources sites having to do with particular families or small ethnic groups. There are enough of these to make an annotated directory worthwhile. The author also could dispense with most of the general Internet how-to information, which occupies a lot of this book. --David Wall

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Discover your Family History with the #1 Best Selling Book on Genealogy.

Tracing your family history is now easier than ever with this completely revised and updated edition of Genealogy Online. Whether you are new or experienced at genealogical resources, this book gives you all the tools, techniques, and advice to quickly and effortlessly sort trhough all the information available on the Internet.

Featuring the latest online resources, you'll find:

*A wealth of the newest sources of information, including 87 great sites to start your genealogical research
*New information on the FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
*Comprehesive coverage of the popular Family tree Maker software
*Brand-new coverage and information on the major online services.
*Tips for accessing the vast resources of information available from the Library of Congress
*A solid introduction to online life in general, including hardware, software, connections, FTP, Usenet, mail lists and Internet etiquette.

In addition, you'll find a treasure trove of addresses for the best genealogy chat rooms available, where you can engage in live, online discussions with genealogists from around the word.

For anyone with a computer and an interest in family genealogy, this is the perfect book for learning about your ancestors, exploring family legends, and building your own family tree in cyberspace!

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