The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online

The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online

by Peter Christian
     
 

This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online

Overview

This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This includes the expansion in: online census records and wills; civil registration indexes; DNA matching; surname studies; genealogy blogs; and information on digitised historical maps and photographs.

Fully revised and updated this fifth edition, and endorsed by The National Archives, this book is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers the 1911 UK census, now fully available online; prospects for the digitisation of civil registration (births, deaths and marriages); new genealogy websites and search engines; digitised passenger lists and other migration records; online information on occupations and professions; online sharing (DNA matching, photo-sharing, social bookmarking). It also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408159576
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Christian is highly regarded in the world of online genealogy. He is a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and former editor of Computers in Genealogy magazine, his recent publications include Census - The Expert Guide (co-written with David Annal), published by The National Archives.

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