Genealogy Online, 7th Edition (Consumer)

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9780072229783: Genealogy Online, 7th Edition (Consumer)

Find your roots! This effective hands-on resource explores the vast world of ancestry-related networks, Web sites, and online services, explaining which ones best suit your purposes. Learn to organize your search, where to begin, where to go on the Web, and how to use chat rooms, mailing lists, and Usenet effectively.

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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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The #1 Best-Selling Genealogy Book, Updated for 2003

Use the Latest Internet Resources to Trace Your Family History

"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

Locate your roots--and maybe even find new family members--with this effective hands-on resource. Genealogy Online, Seventh Edition explores the vast world of ancestry-related networks, Web sites, and online services, explaining which ones best suit your purposes. You'll discover how to organize your search, where to begin, where to go on the Web to find specific types of genealogical information, and how to use chat rooms, mail lists, and Usenet effectively. You'll also learn to track, organize, analyze, and share your research. Fully updated and revised, this best-selling guide includes new data from the Ellis Island Foundation, Library of Congress, and more. It's the perfect guide for anyone with a computer and an interest in family history.

  • Organize and begin your own genealogy research project
  • Customize your computer to best assist with your search
  • Take advantage of Internet messaging systems such as Usenet
  • Subscribe to valuable Internet mail lists
  • Chat in real-time with other researchers around the world
  • Tap new resources of information with search engines
  • Publish your research on the Web
  • Search vast resources like the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress

In-depth coverage of 100+ Web sites, including:

  • Afrigeneas
  • JewishGen
  • Ancestry.com
  • MyHistory.com
  • MyFamily.com
  • DearMYRTLE
  • GenServ
  • GenWeb
  • Everton Publishers
  • AOL genealogy resources

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