Tracing Your Family History Online For Dummies

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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Use the internet to track down your ancestors

Millions of genealogical resources and records are available online, allowing you to become a successful family historian from the comfort of your home. This fully updated and practical guide shows you where to start, how to find and use the best websites and how to swap information ...

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Overview

Created especially for the Australian customer!

Use the internet to track down your ancestors

Millions of genealogical resources and records are available online, allowing you to become a successful family historian from the comfort of your home. This fully updated and practical guide shows you where to start, how to find and use the best websites and how to swap information with others — helping you to become a smart, discriminating researcher.

  • Plan for genealogical success — get organised to make your research more efficient
  • Begin your search — start learning where your ancestors came from
  • Find elusive records — access Australian and international records for births, deaths, marriages, arrivals and more
  • Organise your findings — understand traditional methods of genealogical organisation and use software to organise and store information
  • Share your findings online — create websites and form research groups

Bonus CD includes: Genealogical software tools including Legacy 7.0, Ezitree, Brother's Keeper and Reunion for Macintosh. Plus useful tools like Paint.NET, Open Office and AVG anti-virus software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780731409099
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd Australian Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew L. Helm is the Executive Vice President and ChiefTechnology Officer for FamilyToolbox.net, Inc. He’s thecreator and maintainer of the award-winning Helm’s GenealogyToolbox ( www.genealogytoolbox.com ), Helm/Helms Family ResearchPage and a variety of other websites. Matthew speaks at nationalgenealogical conventions and lectures to genealogical andhistorical societies. Matthew holds an AB in History and an MS inLibrary and Information Science from the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign.

April Leigh Helm is the President of FamilyToolbox.net,Inc. She lectures on genealogy and other topics for variousconferences and groups. She holds a BS in Journalism and an EdM inHigher Education Administration from the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign.

Together, the Helms have co-authored several books in additionto the five US editions of Genealogy Online For Dummies.They include Family Tree Maker For Dummies , Your Official America Online Guide to Genealogy Online and Get YourDegree Online .

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Your Act Together.

Chapter 1: You Gotta Have Groundwork.

Chapter 2: Planning for Genealogical Success.

Chapter 3: What’s in a Name?

Chapter 4: Locating Your Ancestors (GeographicallySpeaking).

Part II: Finding the Elusive Records.

Chapter 5: Australian Government Records.

Chapter 6: Records Off the Beaten Track.

Chapter 7: Zeroing In on Your Origins.

Part III: Keeping Your Ancestors in Line: Organising andPresenting Your Findings.

Chapter 8: Finetuning Your Organisational and PreservationSkills.

Chapter 9: Using Your Computer to Store and OrganiseInformation.

Part IV: Share and Share Alike.

Chapter 10: Coordinating Your Attack: Getting Help from OtherResearchers.

Chapter 11: Sharing Your Wealth Online.

Chapter 12: From Your Computer to the World.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Ten Handy Databases.

Chapter 14: Ten Websites for Genealogy Beginners.

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing.

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Remember When You Design YourGenealogical Website.

Appendix A: What Does This Mean?

(A Glossary of Terms).

Appendix B: About the CD.

Appendix C: Internet Directory.

Index.

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