"With years of experience online, Elizabeth Powell Crowe has become an authority on online genealogical research. She explains how to trace your family tree in an easy-to-understand way that anyone can follow." --Terry Morgan, AOL Genealogy Forum
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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 WallFrom the Back Cover:
The bestselling genealogy guide--updated with the latest websites and online resources
Using this fully revised, detailed guide and your computer, you can successfully embark on a genealogical research project, locate family roots, and possibly find new family members. Genealogy Online, Eighth Edition explores the vast world of ancestry-related networks, websites, blogs, and other online services, and explains how they all work.
You will discover how to begin your search, find specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and use online tools effectively and efficiently. Techniques for tracking, organizing, analyzing, and sharing research are included. This expert guide will help you break down the walls that obscure family histories and save time and money in the process.
Covers 100+ websites, including:
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110071499318