About the authors: Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm run Family Toolbox.net, a leading Internet clearinghouse for genealogical resources, and are the publisher and editor, respectively, of the Journal of Online Genealogy. They are also the authors of Genealogy For Dummies® and Family Tree Maker® For Dummies®.
Your Official America Online Guide to Genealogy: 2nd Editionby Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm
Your Official America Online® Guide to Genealogy Online 2nd Edition Includes AOL 5.0 with 500 Hours Free for a Month AOL makes it easy to create your family tree There are zillions of genealogical resources online. But if you've just decided to become your family's historian, how do you zero in on the best ones? This book gives you a road map. Drawing on years of experience, online genealogy pros Matthew and April Helm guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know, from mapping a research strategy and making the most of AOL tools to the fun stuff creating a multimedia family tree, building a family history Web site, and even organizing a family reunion. Open the book and discover how to:
*Start tracing your roots today using the Quick Start guide
*Set goals and map a research strategy to save time and effort
*Make the most of research tools on AOL and the Internet
*Use message boards, chat rooms, and newsgroups to develop leads
*Access census, military, property, and other records online
*Choose a software package to help organize your research
*Enhance your genealogical database with "You've Got Pictures"
*Create an AOL Hometown Web site to display your findings
*Start a family newsletter and organize a family reunionSystem Requirements: See CD Installation Instructions page inside
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