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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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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.

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!

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.

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

Genealogy Online For Dummies

By Matthew L. Helm

For Dummies
Paperback (384 pages)

Genealogy Online For Dummies
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Researching your genealogy online is like being a kid in a candy store. So many neat things catch your eye that it’s difficult to decide which one to try. That’s where Genealogy Online For Dummies, 5th Edition comes in. This completely practical handbook helps you become a smart, discriminating researcher from the moment you start your investigation.

Unlike other genealogy books, this easy-to-use guide does more than show you how to access and use online resources; it lays out a sensible organized process you can follow to make your research more efficient and achieve your genealogical goal faster. You'll learn how to start your research before you go online, understand traditional methods of genealogy, identify Web sites that will be most helpful to your research, get vital information and statistics from government records, and much, much more Discover how to:

  • Use basic online and offline research techniques
  • Develop a plan for your research
  • Integrate Internet resources to achieve your genealogical goal
  • Create Web sites where family members can make contact
  • Access domestic records for births, deaths, immigration, and more
  • Research ethnic ancestry through international records
  • Verify what you find
  • Protect your research

Complete with a companion CD-ROM packed with valuable genealogy software, Genealogy Online For Dummies puts you in touch with all of the tools, resources, methods, and know-how you need to make your research into your family history a total success.

Mastering Online Genealogy (Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy)

By Dan Quillen

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

Mastering Online Genealogy (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.

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.

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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The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: A complete resource to using the Web to trace your family history (Everything®)

By Kimberly Powell

Everything
Released: 2008-09-17
Kindle Edition (307 pages)

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: A complete resource to using the Web to trace your family history (Everything®)
 
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With millions of records now available online, those interested in their family history have a wealth of information—and misinformation—at their fingertips. In this book, author Kimberly Powell, the About.com Guide to Genealogy, helps both novice and experienced genealogists sort it all out. She shows readers where to search and which key-words they’ll need to create an accurate family tree—from start to finish. With this book, readers will learn how to create an online search strategy, use search engines and Soundex to find kin, reach out to others with peer-to-peer record swapping, discover useful records from around the world, and more. Packed with tips on free databases, search sites, and downloadable government records, readers will have all they need to use the Web to dig out their family’s true tale!


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