Virtual Roots 2.0: A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web / Edition 2

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Overview

Revised and Updated with Free CD-ROM!

Virtual Roots 2.0: A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web is the revised and updated edition of Scholarly Resources's top-selling guide to genealogical research on the internet. The Web has made the world much smaller, communication more instantaneous, and the searching of data from the world's archives a practical reality. But with more than one million web sites and home pages on the internet, how do users narrow the search to find the sites with the valuable information they are seeking? Virtual Roots 2.0 is a detailed directory of more than one thousand of the best genealogy and local history sites on the web, carefully selected by Thomas Jay Kemp, eminent genealogist and chair of the ALA's Genealogy Committee.

This new volume not only lists websites from around the world but also outlines the important resources and guides found at each site. The accompanying CD-ROM includes hot-links to all of the sites in the book. Now users can simply click on a link and instantly be taken to the site they have chosen.

Each entry in Virtual Roots 2.0 includes an e-mail and postal address, and where available, the telephone and/or fax number for reference staff of each website. This information enables researchers to immediately contact archives, libraries or societies around the globe while still viewing the repository's website on the computer. All of this vital data is brought together in one handy directory, making Virtual Roots 2.0 the most comprehensive and easy-to-use all-in-one-guide to genealogy on the internet.

Virtual Roots 2.0: A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web is the revised and updated edition of Scholarly Resources's top-selling guide to genealogical research on the internet.

The Web has made the world much smaller, communication more instantaneous, and the searching of data from the world's archives a practical reality. But with more than one million web sites and home pages on the internet, how do users narrow the search to find the sites with the valuable information they are seeking? Virtual Roots 2.0 is a detailed directory of more than one thousand of the best genealogy and local history sites on the web, carefully selected by Thomas Jay Kemp, eminent genealogist and chair of the ALA's Genealogy Committee.

This new volume not only lists websites from around the world but also outlines the important resources and guides found at each site. The accompanying CD-ROM includes hot-links to all of the sites in the book. Now users can simply click on a link and instantly be taken to the site they have chosen.

Each entry in Virtual Roots 2.0 includes an e-mail and postal address, and where available, the telephone and/or fax number for reference staff of each website. This information enables researchers to immediately contact archives, libraries or societies around the globe while still viewing the repository's website on the computer. All of this vital data is brought together in one handy directory, making Virtual Roots 2.0 the most comprehensive and easy-to-use all-in-one-guide to genealogy on the internet.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Any genealogical library or any genealogists with a computer online should find this a very valuable reference.
The American Genealogist
A fine addition to any library: public, academic, or personal. Highly recommended.
The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter
An excellent source book for the beginner and for the reference librarian.
Myra Vanderpool Gormley
Virtual Roots is an excellent road map to genealogy and local history sites on the internet.
Publisher
An indispensable guide for those who use the Internet for genealogical research. I highly recommend Virtual Roots.
P. William Filby, Former Director, Maryland Historical Society, Fellow of the Society of Genealogists, London, Fellow of the National Genealogical Society
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
"Any genealogical library or any genealogists with a computer online should find this a very valuable reference."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842029223
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Jay Kemp is assistant director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in MIddletown, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 List of the Most Extraordinary Sites Chapter 3 General Subjects Chapter 4 United States Sources Chapter 5 International Sources

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