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Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition

Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition

April Leigh Helm, Matthew L. Helm

ISBN: 978-1-118-80818-4

Jan 2014

432 pages


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Research your family history using the latest online tools and apps

Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition is the perfect book to help you conduct genealogical research. Updated to cover the latest online tools, this new edition shows you how to leverage social networks and the rapidly increasing number of mobile apps to locate family members and trace their histories. You?ll discover how to start your investigation, develop a research plan of action, identify sites and resources that will be of the most use to you, get information from government records, preserve electronic materials, and share your findings with the rest of the family.

  • Shows you how to conduct research into family history using the latest online tools, mobile apps, and other resources
  • Explains how to use online and offline research techniques and tools for genealogical research, find and share information with other genealogists, and create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies
  • Includes access to free versions of RootsMagic Essentials and Legacy Family Tree Standard Edition as well as information on free websites for storing your genealogical information
  • Covers DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications, U.S. Census information available online, international records, public access catalogs, and more

Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition helps you follow the clues to uncover your family?s legacy ? the fun and easy way.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Genealogy Online 5

Chapter 1: Beginning Your Ancestral Journey 7

Chapter 2: Hunting for Sources and Ancestral Treasures 35

Chapter 3: Searching Primar y Resource Sites 63

Chapter 4: Using All of Your Censuses 101

Part II: Bringing Your Ancestor to Life 131

Chapter 5: Digging Deeper into Your Ancestors' Lives 133

Chapter 6: Searching for that Elusive Ancestor 173

Chapter 7: Mapping the Past 199

Chapter 8: Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records 227

Part III: Making Sure Your Family History Checks Out 271

Chapter 9: Specializing in Your Family History 273

Chapter 10: Fitting into Your Genes: Molecular Genealogy 291

Part IV: Doing Things the Genealogical Way 319

Chapter 11: Share and Share Alike 321

Chapter 12: Finding Your Research Path 355

Chapter 13: Help Wanted 365

Chapter 14: Taking It on the Road 379

Part V: The Part of Tens 387

Chapter 15: Ten Sites Worth Bookmarking 389

Chapter 16: Ten Helpful Sites 393

Index 399