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Been meaning to track down your family history? You probably know there’s an enormous amount of information available on the Internet. But how do you sort through it all? Where do you start? Try here. Genealogy Online, Seventh Edition guides you gently through the resources, the techniques, even the etiquette of online genealogy.
Elizabeth Powell Crowe shows how to begin a genealogical project, then ranges far and wide -- helping you choose software, use search engines effectively, and understand the privacy and ethical issues associated with genealogy. Especially helpful: her guide to the immense resources available through mailing lists, newsgroups, and genealogy database sites.
Next, Crowe turns to specific resources especially worth knowing about. You’ll learn which vital records are online at the Library of Congress and National Archives and Records Administration sites (both recently revamped); and at the Bureau of Land Management (a great source for original land grants, if your ancestors went west in the 1800s).
There’s a full chapter on the incredible online resources available through the Mormon church; plus a guided tour of Ellis Island Online (where you can search original passenger manifests to find your ancestors who emigrated by ship).
Once you get back to the boat, Crowe helps you track down international genealogy resources for “the old country” (whether that be Europe, the Caribbean, Creole/Cajun, even Gypsy or Irish Traveler). She also provides solid information and guidance on genealogical research for African Americans, including how to find information dating back to the era of slavery, and just afterwards. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.