Genealogical Research on the Web

Genealogical Research on the Web

by Diane K. Kovacs
     
 

Kovacs, a Web training consultant and former academic reference librarian, began teaching workshops on Net-based genealogical research in 1996. Her guide is intended both for beginners and for professionals (public and academic librarians, archivists) who help others with genealogical research. Sections include genealogical research basics; the 10 best reference tools… See more details below

Overview

Kovacs, a Web training consultant and former academic reference librarian, began teaching workshops on Net-based genealogical research in 1996. Her guide is intended both for beginners and for professionals (public and academic librarians, archivists) who help others with genealogical research. Sections include genealogical research basics; the 10 best reference tools online, some government- based and some commercial; fundamentals of networking with family members and other researchers; and an annotated webliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555704308
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Neal-Schuman Netguide Series
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1How to Get Started: The Basics of Genealogical Research on the Internet1
What Is Genealogical and Family History Research?1
Why Do People Do Genealogical Research?4
How Does the Internet Support Genealogical Research?4
Are There Things the Internet Cannot Do for the Genealogical Researcher?7
What Hardware and Software Do I Need to Get Started?8
How Do I Begin a Genealogical Research Project on the Internet?8
How Do I Evaluate Genealogical Data on the Internet and Verify Sources?18
How Should Librarians and Researchers Conduct a Genealogy Reference Interview?22
Success Story 1.1Using Old-Fashioned Research Methods with Web-Based Information Technology23
Success Story 1.2The Challenges of Interviewing Genealogical Researchers30
Pt. 2How to Find and Use Basic Genealogical Reference and Documentation Tools on the Web37
The Ten Best Genealogical Reference and Documentation Tools on the Web37
Success Story 2.1Using Genealogical Reference Tools on the Web52
Pt. 3How to Network with Living Family Members and/or Fellow Genealogical Researchers79
Finding Your Living Family Members and/or Fellow Genealogical Researchers79
Using the Internet to Plan Your Genealogical Research Correspondence and Travel88
Using Courthouses and Other Local Government Documents Archives100
Using Cemeteries, Churches, and Other Religious Organizations102
Exploring Special Genealogical Communications Topic: Adoptees and Birth Parent Searches104
Putting Your Family History Information on the Web - GEDCOM files105
Success Story 3.1Pursuing Old Family Stories Through the Web81
Success Story 3.2Finding My Cousin and Sharing Our Family History Research Online82
Success Story 3.3How the Making of America Project Helped Solve a Family Puzzle91
Pt. 4How to Locate International, African American, and Native American Ancestors; Heraldry and Lineage Societies117
International Genealogical Research119
African American Genealogical Research126
Native American Genealogical Research131
Heraldry136
Lineage Societies140
Success Story 4.1Networking and Data-Sharing with Living Relatives in Europe and the U.S.143
Success Story 4.2How African American and Native American Genealogy Researchers Begin with Internet Research Tools146
Index185
About the Author193

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