Genealogy Online: Researching Your Roots, Web Edition

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The Internet makes it incredibly easy to trace your roots-all that's required is a modem and this guide! In this timely update of her best-seller,Elizabeth Crowe emphasizes the World Wide Web and its treasure trove of genealogical resources. First-timers and experts alike will adore this Web-enhanced roadmap to researching family history. It delivers user-friendly guidance on related software and hardware (including WebTV. . . local and worldwide networks. . . online library card catalogs. . . genealogy forums on...
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Overview

The Internet makes it incredibly easy to trace your roots-all that's required is a modem and this guide! In this timely update of her best-seller,Elizabeth Crowe emphasizes the World Wide Web and its treasure trove of genealogical resources. First-timers and experts alike will adore this Web-enhanced roadmap to researching family history. It delivers user-friendly guidance on related software and hardware (including WebTV. . . local and worldwide networks. . . online library card catalogs. . . genealogy forums on AOL,CompuServe,MSN,and Prodigy. . . and more. There's even a special chapter for seniors.
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A guide to using online services and the Internet to find genealogical information, explaining how to use bulletin boards, newsgroups, genealogy forums, Web pages, and library card catalogs. Includes glossaries of terms and emoticons (those little sideways smiley faces). This second edition is updated with new information on the Internet, the WWW, and the latest software. For readers at any level in computers and genealogy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070147225
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 What You Need 1
Ch. 2 The Usenet Newsgroups 23
Ch. 3 ROOTS-L and Other Mail Lists 41
Ch. 4 The World Wide Web 67
Ch. 5 Local BBSs and Their Nets 89
Ch. 6 FidoNet 111
Ch. 7 Genealogy One: The National Genealogical Society BBS 123
Ch. 8 Everton Publisher's BBS 137
Ch. 9 Online Library Card Catalogs 149
Ch. 10 The Library of Congress Online 159
Ch. 11 LDS: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 167
Ch. 12 AOL 177
Ch. 13 CompuServe Interactive (CSI) 193
Ch. 14 MSN: The Microsoft Network's Genealogy Forum 213
Ch. 15 Prodigy: Prodigy's Genealogy Bulletin Boards and Column 225
App. A GENSERV and GENWEB 241
App. B Tiny Tafel Matching System 249
App. C Forms of Genealogical Data: Ahentafels, Tiny Tafels, and GEDCOMs 255
App. D Internet Error Messages 263
Glossary 269
Index 283
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