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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites

By James M. Beidler

Family Tree Books
Paperback (208 pages)

Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites
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Click your way to German ancestors!

Explore your Germanic heritage from the comfort of your own computer! Trace Your German Roots Online highlights important German resources on popular genealogy websites including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, as well as lesser-known resources such as Archion.de. With helpful illustrated step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. In addition, this book contains links to the best websites to consult when answering key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place names to locating living relatives in the old country.

Trace Your German Roots Online features:
  • Tips to find and use German databases, records, and research tools on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and other popular genealogy websites
  • Guidance for helpful German-focused research websites, including help translating foreign-language sites
  • Recommended websites for accomplishing key German research tasks
  • Worksheets to log research progress and at-a-glance guides to help you identify important terms and resources
An ideal companion to author James M. Beidler's The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide 01

Online Roots: How to Discover Your Familys History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet (National Genealogical Society Guides)

By Pamela Boyer Porter

Brand: Rutledge Hill Press
Paperback (310 pages)

Online Roots: How to Discover Your Familys History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet (National Genealogical Society Guides)
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Covers historic and contemporary records throughout the world, how to locate online photographs, and how to contact distant relatives; explores alternate records and methods; and explains how to share information.

Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

By Elizabeth Powell Crowe

Crowe Elizabeth
Released: 2014-10-16
Paperback (416 pages)

Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition
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The most complete and current guide to successful online genealogy

Conduct effective genealogical research using the expert techniques and innovative tools in this fully updated, bestselling resource. Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition reveals new research breakthroughs, such as DNA testing, and covers the latest ancestry-related websites, blogs, networks, and social media services.

You'll find out how to begin your search, locate specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and efficiently use a wide variety of online tools. Proven methods for recording, organizing, analyzing, and sharing data are provided. Maximize the state-of-the-art genealogy resources available online and connect to researchers worldwide with help from this practical, up-to-date guide.

  • Choose the right genealogy software for your project
  • Record, organize, save, and back up your data
  • Ensure accuracy, privacy, and copyright compliance
  • Conduct targeted Internet searches using Boolean terms
  • Connect to other researchers in real-time using Twitter, Skype, IM, and Google
  • Use social networking services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and MeetUp
  • Create your own genealogy blog and tag it for search engine optimization
  • Use DNA testing to find living and past relatives
  • Search vital statistics through the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and other resources
  • Access online library card catalogs and services
  • Tap into international and ethnic genealogy resources
  • Publish your research in print and on the Web

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree

By Kimberly Powell

Kimberly Powell
Released: 2014-01-08
Paperback (304 pages)

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree
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Use online tools to discover your family's history!

Thanks to the overwhelming number of genealogical records available online today, it's never been easier to trace your family history and find your roots. But where do you begin? With all that information, it can be impossible to know where to start! In The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition, genealogy expert Kimberly Powell guides you through the process of finding your ancestors, helping you:
  • Effectively search various websites
  • Decipher census data and other online records
  • Choose the best way to share data with family members
  • Connect with other genealogists through social media
Packed with tips on using free databases, new websites, and a growing number of genealogy apps, The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition has everything you need to scour the Internet and find your ancestors, going back generations!

A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy: Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots

By Michael Dunn

Dunn Michael
Released: 2015-01-02
Paperback (240 pages)

A Beginner s Guide to Online Genealogy: Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots
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Use online tools to discover your family's history!

Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings.

Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!

Genealogy For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

By Matthew L. Helm

For Dummies
Paperback (408 pages)

Genealogy For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
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The fun way to research your family history

Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project—including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs.

Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them.  

  • Use the latest tools to research family history
  • Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies
  • Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files
  • Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools

Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy—and have fun along the way!

Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

By Nancy Hendrickson

Family Tree Books
Released: 2012-02-04
Paperback (256 pages)

Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search
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Your Guide to Online Genealogy The internet has made millions of records available to search any time, anywhere. Start finding your ancestors with just a few strokes of a keyboard using the detailed instruction in this book. Inside you'll find: An overview of where and how to start your family history research Detailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historians Hundreds of helpful websites to further your research Step-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking for Chapters dedicated to finding specific records, including birth, marriage and death; census; military; land; and immigration Case studies that apply key concepts to real-life searches Ideas for connecting with fellow researchers and distant relatives through social media, blogging and newsletters Special resources for researching American Indian, African-American and Jewish ancestors Plus access to bonus online video demonstrations If you're curious about who's hanging out in your family tree, there's never been a better time to find out. Get this book, get online and get started today!

Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website

By Dana McCullough

Family Tree Books
Paperback (240 pages)

Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website
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Master the #1 Free Genealogy Website!

Discover your ancestry on FamilySearch.org, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of FamilySearch.org's research tools--including hard-to-find features--to extend your family tree in America and the old country.

In this book, you'll find:

  • Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast
  • Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable
  • Detailed overviews of FamilySearch.org's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research
  • Guidance for using FamilySearch.org's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico and 100-plus countries around the world
  • Tips for creating and managing your family tree on FamilySearch.org
  • Secrets to utilizing user-submitted genealogies, 200,000 digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local FamilySearch Center
  • Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress
Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research. Whether you're new to FamilySearch.org or you're a longtime user, you'll find the guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.

How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition

By George G. Morgan

George G Morgan
Released: 2015-02-02
Paperback (512 pages)

How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition
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Discover your genealogy using the latest methods

Thoroughly revised to cover new tools, techniques, and data, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition uniquely addresses all the major genealogical record types and explains traditional and digital research strategies. Genealogy expert George G. Morgan shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, mobile apps, social networking sites, record archives, census data, digital records, DNA research, and more. Discover your family’s past with help from the new edition of this bestselling guide.

  • Start an effective, well-organized genealogical research project
  • Work with traditional, electronic, and genetic research
  • Analyze and organize your family information
  • Locate and access genealogy records in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, and Australia
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Learn successful Internet search techniques
  • Locate vital, civil registration, census, and church records
  • Track down military, property, and immigration and naturalization records
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends
  • Incorporate social networking into your research

Getting the Most from Family Historian 6

By Simon Orde

Calico Pie Limited
Paperback (243 pages)

Getting the Most from Family Historian 6
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  • Comprehensive guide to Family Historian 6
  • Numerous time-saving hints and tips
  • Can be read as a book or used as a reference manual
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Family Historian is powerful yet easy-to-use genealogy software. But many people barely scratch the surface of the extensive features it offers. If this is you, Getting the Most from Family Historian 6 is the book you need. Using screenshots and illustrations, the book takes you on a guided exploration of the whole program. You will discover many great features that you didn't even know were there, and learn how to do much more with the features you already use. Along the way, you will pick up many great time-saving tips that make ordinary tasks quicker and easier, and make the program more enjoyable to use. Written by the designer of Family Historian, the book covers all the basic features of the program, as well as the advanced and expert features. It is designed so that you can treat it either as a book to read, or as a reference manual, to dip in and out of. It is suitable for beginners and advanced users alike. Topics covered include: • Basic data entry with the Focus Window and the Property Box • Basic and advanced diagram techniques, charts, interactive diagrams & smart trees • Getting the most from reports • Media and face-linking • Web hints, Automatic Internet Data Matching and the Internet Search Tool • Recording your sources • Web-clipping, drag-and-drop and automatic source citations • Maps and timelines • Books and booklets • Defining custom fact types, and using witnesses & roles • Whole project tasks: compare/merge/split/copy/import/export • Named lists and record flags • Introduction to queries, and writing custom queries • Website generation, and other wizards & tools


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