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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 Powell Crowe

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
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

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 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, 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.

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!

Genealogy Online

McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
Paperback (432 pages)

Genealogy Online
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Geneaology Online includes updated information on leading genealogical Web sites and includes articles on specific sites, such as Afrogeneas, JewishGen and Gen Web. It also contains a list of 100 sites to start your genealogical search.

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.

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)

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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!

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 Online For Dummies

By Matthew L. Helm

For Dummies
Paperback (408 pages)

Genealogy Online For Dummies
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Researching your genealogy online can be a daunting undertaking—but it doesn’t have to be. Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you through the basic steps for researching and tracing your family’s lineage in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Plus, this newest edition offers the latest information on leveraging the potential of social networking sites in order to locate extended family members and uncover additional family history. You’ll discover how to start your investigation, build a Web site for sharing your finds, identify sites that will be of the most use to you, get information from government records, preserve electronic materials, and more.
  • Serves as a helpful starting point for beginning your investigation into your family’s history
  • Walks you through developing a plan for your research, using online and offline research techniques, and researching ethnic ancestry through international records
  • Details how to create Web sites where family members can make contact or you can share your findings
  • Looks at how to use social networking sites as a new portal for locating extended family members and acquiring additional family history
  • Explains how to access domestic records for births, deaths, immigration, and more on both local and state levels
  • Companion Web site features a vast collection of genealogical software tools and resources

Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition helps you branch out and achieve your genealogical goal!



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