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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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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)

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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!

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

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.

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

By James M. Beidler

Family Tree
Released: 2016-04-29
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!

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

By Dana McCullough

Family Tree
Released: 2015-09-14
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 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!

Genealogy Online 9/E

By Elizabeth Crowe

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Released: 2010-09-17
Paperback (496 pages)

Genealogy Online 9/E
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The definitive online genealogy guide--updated with the latest Web 2.0 technologies

Begin or expand a successful genealogical research project using the proven, up-to-date methods and tools in this thoroughly revised bestselling guide. Featuring new coverage of Web 2.0 applications such as push technology, streaming video, blogs, podcasts, and social networking, Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition covers the wide array of ancestry-related networks, websites, and other online services, and explains how they all work.

Discover how to start your search, find specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and use online tools effectively and efficiently. Techniques for tracking, organizing, analyzing, and sharing research are included. The potential for finding clues, data, and other researchers looking for the same family names has increased exponentially in the last decade. This expert guide will help you take full advantage of the cutting-edge genealogy resources available at your fingertips.

  • Select the best genealogy software for your project
  • Carefully record, organize, and back up your data
  • Ensure accuracy, privacy, and copyright compliance
  • Target your searches using Boolean terms
  • Chat in real-time with researchers worldwide using Twitter, Skype, IM, and chat
  • Subscribe to genealogy mail lists, newsletters, groups, forums, podcasts, and RSS feeds
  • Integrate social networking tools into your research, including Facebook, Second Life, and Google Wave
  • Use social bookmarking and tagging to find and share information
  • Set up your own genealogy blog
  • Search vast resources like the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress
  • Tap into international genealogy resources
  • Publish your research on the Web

"With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching" -- Elaine M. Kuhn, Library Journal

COVERS 100+ WEBSITES, INCLUDING:

  • AfriGeneas.com
  • RootsWeb.com
  • Ancestry.com
  • MyFamily.com
  • Genealogy.com
  • Legacy.com
  • Onegreatfamily.com
  • Familyteedna.com
  • Worldvitalrecords.com
  • JewishGen.org
  • FamilySearch.org
  • EllisIsland.org
  • NGSgenealogy.org
  • Cyndislist.org
  • DearMYRTLE.com
  • Archives.gov
  • Birthfamily.com

Elizabeth Powell Crowe has been pursuing and writing about genealogy for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in Civil War Times, PCWorld, CJNet, Digital Genealogist, and other publications and websites. She is the bestselling author of previous editions of this book.

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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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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