How to Do Everything Genealogy

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Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records

In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; ...

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Overview

Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records

In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls; plan a successful genealogy research trip; evaluate sources; and other vital skills to help you uncover and illuminate your family's story.

  • Structure an effective research strategy
  • Locate and access genealogy resources for U.S., Canadian, UK and Ireland, and Australian research
  • See illustrations of scores of sample documents
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Learn the most efficient Internet search techniques
  • Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
  • Discover and use alternative research paths to locate difficult-to-find records
  • Learn to integrate your research by reviewing a real case study
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071780841
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 304,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

George G. Morgan is author of ten books, including The Official Guide to Ancestry.com, as well as articles for major genealogical publications worldwide. He is cohost (with Drew Smith) of "The Genealogy Guys Podcast" at genealogyguys.com. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Certificate of Merit from the Federation of Genealogical Societies, George has been working on his own family's genealogy since he was ten years old.

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Table of Contents

PART I: BEGIN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ODYSSEY
Chapter 1: Why Explore Your Genealogy
Chapter 2: Analyze and Organize Your Family Information
Chapter 3: Balance Traditional and Electronic Research
Chapter 4: Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Vital Records
Chapter 5: Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors
PART II: EXPAND YOUR RESEARCH
Chapter 6: Extend Your Research with Advanced Record Types
Chapter 7: Use the Many Types of Military Service Records
Chapter 8: Understand and Use Land and Property Records
Chapter 9: Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records
Chapter 10: Discover Where to Locate Evidence About Your Family
PART III: LEARN RESEARCH METHODS AND STRATEGIES
Chapter 11: Learn How to Successfully Research Your Ancestors on the Internet
Chapter 12: Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA)
Chapter 13: Use Alternative Research Strategies to Locate Difficult Records
Chapter 14: Use the Latest Online Resources and Social Networking in Your Genealogy Research
Index

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