Genealogy Online For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Learn to:

  • Use new online tools, including mobile apps, databases, and social networks
  • Build your own genealogical database and add images
  • Use DNA research and medical testing results
  • Locate other genealogists who can assist with your research

Uncover your family history with this fun and easy guide to ...

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Genealogy Online For Dummies

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Overview

Learn to:

  • Use new online tools, including mobile apps, databases, and social networks
  • Build your own genealogical database and add images
  • Use DNA research and medical testing results
  • Locate other genealogists who can assist with your research

Uncover your family history with this fun and easy guide to researching genealogy online

Fully updated for the latest genealogy tools and techniques, this bestselling guide to genealogy in the digital age provides the perfect overview for everyone from hobbyists to serious researchers, history buffs, and beyond. Whether you’re interested in your immediate family’s past or your own ancestry from long, long ago, this book is a must-read resource to guide you on your journey to uncover your roots.

  • Chart your path — discover what genealogy resources are available, plan your research, and organize your findings
  • Bring history to life — take advantage of DNA research and testing, public records, and molecular genealogy in your research
  • Share your work — publish your genealogical research online and compare results with other genealogists
  • Go online — explore popular websites, try out free software tools, and see what you can learn from social media sites
  • Make it personal — build your own genealogical database, add photos and digital files to your archives, and preserve your own story for the next generation

Open the book and find:

  • The inside scoop on genealogy basics
  • How to incorporate primary sources into your research
  • Details on using census data
  • How to use research from geographic sites
  • Tips on using international and ethnic records
  • How to search deeply into your family history
  • Help using DNA tests to validate research
  • Ten websites to bookmark
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118808184
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 168,929
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm have shared an interest in researching family history for more than 20 years and manage several leading online genealogical resources, including GenealogyToolbox.com and www.HistoryKat.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Genealogy Online 5

Chapter 1: Beginning Your Ancestral Journey 7

Chapter 2: Hunting for Sources and Ancestral Treasures 35

Chapter 3: Searching Primar y Resource Sites 63

Chapter 4: Using All of Your Censuses 101

Part II: Bringing Your Ancestor to Life 131

Chapter 5: Digging Deeper into Your Ancestors' Lives 133

Chapter 6: Searching for that Elusive Ancestor 173

Chapter 7: Mapping the Past 199

Chapter 8: Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records 227

Part III: Making Sure Your Family History Checks Out 271

Chapter 9: Specializing in Your Family History 273

Chapter 10: Fitting into Your Genes: Molecular Genealogy 291

Part IV: Doing Things the Genealogical Way 319

Chapter 11: Share and Share Alike 321

Chapter 12: Finding Your Research Path 355

Chapter 13: Help Wanted 365

Chapter 14: Taking It on the Road 379

Part V: The Part of Tens 387

Chapter 15: Ten Sites Worth Bookmarking 389

Chapter 16: Ten Helpful Sites 393

Index 399

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    This a good book for anybody interested. People like me who not intersted would think it is boring with dry facts page to page!

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