Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings.
Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!
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About the Author
Michael Dunn is an avid online researcher. He has chronicled many generations of his own family tree.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Where Should You Begin? 9
Chapter 2 Learn How to Search 37
Chapter 3 Online Starting Points 49
Chapter 4 Search for Death Records 65
Chapter 5 Check the Census 79
Chapter 6 Find Family Connections 97
Chapter 7 Look Local 111
Chapter 8 Seek Out Military Records 131
Chapter 9 Trace Your Immigrant Ancestors 149
Chapter 10 Locate Records Abroad 167
Chapter 11 Connect with Other Genealogists 191
Chapter 12 Putting It All Together 209
Appendix: Further Readings 227