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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
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, this book has the tools you need to take your German genealogy research to the next level. Whether your ancestors came from Bavaria, Baden, Berlin, or Bremen, this comprehensive guide will help you find your German ancestors on the Internet.

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!

Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

By Elizabeth Crowe

McGraw-Hill Education
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 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

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

By Dana McCullough

Family Tree
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.

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.

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 Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

By Kimberly Powell

Everything
Released: 2011-01-18
Paperback (304 pages)

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree
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Trace and record your family history online

Are you a descendant of ancient kings? Were your ancestors fierce warriors? Are you related to an eminent scholar? With The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd Edition, now you can find out! If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips. Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction. Powell helps you:

  • Effectively search various websites
  • Decipher census data and other online records
  • Choose the best way to share your data both on and offline
  • Connect with other genealogists via social media outlets

Packed with tips on free databases, search sites and downloadable government records, you'll have all you need to find your ancestors going back dozens of generations!

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

By Elizabeth Crowe

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Paperback (426 pages)

Genealogy Online
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"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

Mastering Online Genealogy (5) (Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy)

By Dan Quillen

Cold Spring Press
Released: 2016-10-25
Paperback (144 pages)

Mastering Online Genealogy (5) (Quillen s Essentials of Genealogy)
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The best introduction to using the Internet to search for your ancestors!

Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series examines one topic per book so you can really go in-depth in the search for your ancestors. Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. This book includes information on genealogy databases:  what they are, where they are, and how to use them; free genealogy websites:  who they are, strengths and weaknesses; subscription services: who they are, what they cost; pitfalls to watch out for, pratfalls to avoid the value of message boards, blogs, etc.; and what kind of computer and software to buy. The author also includes genealogy software reviews and a glossary of terms. Quillen's books have been praised by Family Chronicle magazine, Genealogy Today, BellaOnline, and many others.


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