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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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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!

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.

Genealogy For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

By Matthew L. Helm

For Dummies
Paperback (408 pages)

Genealogy For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
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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 Books
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.

How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition

By George G. Morgan

George G Morgan
Released: 2015-02-02
Paperback (512 pages)

How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition
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Discover your genealogy using the latest methods

Thoroughly revised to cover new tools, techniques, and data, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition uniquely addresses all the major genealogical record types and explains traditional and digital research strategies. Genealogy expert George G. Morgan shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, mobile apps, social networking sites, record archives, census data, digital records, DNA research, and more. Discover your family’s past with help from the new edition of this bestselling guide.

  • Start an effective, well-organized genealogical research project
  • Work with traditional, electronic, and genetic research
  • Analyze and organize your family information
  • Locate and access genealogy records in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, and Australia
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Learn successful Internet search techniques
  • Locate vital, civil registration, census, and church records
  • Track down military, property, and immigration and naturalization records
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends
  • Incorporate social networking into your research

Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet (National Genealogical Society Guides)

By Pamela Boyer Porter

Brand: Rutledge Hill Press
Released: 2003-04-21
Paperback (310 pages)

Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family s History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet (National Genealogical Society Guides)
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Researching family history is the second most popular topic on the Internet (after sex). In Online Roots, Pamela Boyer Porter, a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, explains how to search effectively on the Internet, how to assess the value of what you find, and the best way to make full use of the resources of the Internet to trace your family's history and heritage.

Topics covered include:

  • Judging your sources
  • Checking modern lists and resources
  • Finding clues to primary sources
  • Researching military records
  • When an ancestor has a criminal record
  • Locating photographs on the web

Researching on the Internet can be fun and challenging. Online Roots makes your search more effective and creative.

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

By Michael Dunn

Adams Media
Released: 2015-01-02
Paperback (240 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!

Genealogy Online For Dummies

By April Leigh Helm

April Leigh Helm
Paperback (432 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.

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!



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