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Genealogy Online Research Books


Here are some books about online genealogy research:

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Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

By Elizabeth Crowe

McGraw-Hill Education
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)

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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!

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.

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!

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

By Kimberly Powell

Brand: Adams Media
Released: 2008-10-17
Paperback (304 pages)

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

Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

By Nancy Hendrickson

Family Tree Books
Released: 2012-03-05
Kindle Edition (258 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!

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website

By Nancy Hendrickson

Family Tree Magazine
Released: 2018-05-29
Paperback (272 pages)

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website
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Master the world’s #1 Genealogy Website

Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book, newly revised and expanded, will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription.  Inside, you’ll discover how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer—and how to find answers to your genealogy questions within its billions of records and millions of AncestryDNA profiles.  Each chapter includes step-by-step examples with illustrations to show you exactly how to apply search techniques to your genealogy. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you understand and analyze your DNA test results.

What you'll learn:
* Timesaving tips for uncovering specific records, time periods and topics using Ancestry.com’s search forms and Card Catalog
* Details on Ancestry.com's historical record collections, including what you can expect to find in them
* Step-by-step guides for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, plus how to connect with other users and utilize the site’s powerful Hint system
* Plain-language strategies for using your AncestryDNA results, including guides to your ethnicity report and DNA matches

Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!

Mastering Online Genealogy (Quiilen's Essentials of Genealogy Book 1)

By W. Daniel Quillen

Open Road Publishing
Released: 2011-08-01
Kindle Edition (144 pages)

Mastering Online Genealogy (Quiilen s Essentials of Genealogy Book 1)
 
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Step-by-step approach to learning how to use the Internet to trace your ancestors!

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.

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.



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