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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

By Elizabeth Powell Crowe

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Released: 2014-10-16
Paperback (416 pages)

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The most complete and current guide to successful online genealogy

Conduct effective genealogical research using the experttechniques 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, andother 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

Everything
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!

The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online

By Peter Christian

National Archives of England
Released: 2012-06-21
Paperback (448 pages)

The Genealogist s Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online
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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This includes the expansion in: online census records and wills; civil registration indexes; DNA matching; surname studies; genealogy blogs; and information on digitised historical maps and photographs.

Fully revised and updated this fifth edition, and endorsed by The National Archives, this book is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers the 1911 UK census, now fully available online; prospects for the digitisation of civil registration (births, deaths and marriages); new genealogy websites and search engines; digitised passenger lists and other migration records; online information on occupations and professions; online sharing (DNA matching, photo-sharing, social bookmarking). It also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.

Finding Your Family on the Internet: The Ultimate Guide to Online Family History Research

By Michael Otterson

Brand: Silverleaf Press
Paperback (224 pages)

Finding Your Family on the Internet: The Ultimate Guide to Online Family History Research
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This beginner's guide to finding family history online takes readers through a simple, step-by-step process to help fill the gaps and holes in one's family network. Complete with a section of reviewed and recommended genealogy websites, this resource provides guidance on how to maximize the benefits of the Internet while avoiding less-than-reputable and unreliable sites. Peppered with amusing but encouraging personal stories, the author calls upon more than 30 years of genealogy experience to help readers hunt down their ancestral lines from all of the major countries of the world.

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

By Michael Dunn

Adams Media
Released: 2014-12-05
Kindle Edition (242 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!

Mastering Online Genealogy (Quiilen's Essentials of Genealogy Book 1)

By W. Daniel Quillen

Open Road Publishing
Released: 2011-08-01
Kindle Edition (144 pages)

Mastering Online Genealogy (Quiilen s Essentials of Genealogy Book 1)
 
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Step-by-step approach to learning how to use the Internet to trace your ancestors!

Genealogy Online For Dummies

By April Leigh Helm

For Dummies
Released: 2014-01-21
Kindle Edition (386 pages)

Genealogy Online For Dummies
 
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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.

Irish Genealogy Online: A one stop guide and directory

By R. M. Wilson

Released: 2016-02-14
Kindle Edition (231 pages)

Irish Genealogy Online: A one stop guide and directory
 
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Containing a phenomenal amount of information, including hundreds of websites, all with up-to-date hyperlinks and descriptions, plus introductions to different types of sources and guidance on how to conduct research and organise your notes, this book has everything you need to find your Irish ancestors without breaking the bank or even leaving your chair. Discover how to locate and obtain birth, marriage and death records, census returns, headstone transcriptions, military, land and electoral information as well as much, much more. No matter where your ancestors were from in Ireland, north or south, this book can help you to track them down, rediscover their lives and learn more about your own history in the process. From huge online depositories, to local and specialised records, this comprehensive guide has been painstakingly researched and assembled in order to provide a wealth of knowledge which novices and seasoned researchers alike can benefit from. The information is arranged in themed chapters with each website given a clear rank to make discerning the most useful quick and easy. These chapters are:

[1] The basics of genealogical research
[2] Births, marriages and deaths
[3] Headstones and burial records
[4] Last wills and testaments
[5] Censuses and census substitutes
[6] Military and conflict records
[7] Education
[8] Newspapers
[9] Electoral rolls, directories and phonebooks
[10] Emigration
[11] Occupations
[12] Workhouses and poverty
[13] Law and order, crime and punishment
[14] Landed estates
[15] Taxes
[16] Miscellaneous

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

R. M. Wilson has been researching Irish and British genealogy for over 20 years and holds a Ph.D. in history with an emphasis on eighteenth-century Ireland.

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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!

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.


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