The Internet gives you access to more records, resources and fellow family historians than ever before. Finding Your Roots Online helps you zero in on the information that's both trustworthy and accurate. You'll learn where and how to find valuable genealogical information, ensure its reliability, and use it to take your research in surprising new directions. Nancy Hendrickson's structured, easy-to-follow approach covers the basics of sound genealogical research then helps you find your way around the Internet, efficiently and effectively. You'll also find page after page of tips and techniques for organizing your computer research.
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Table of Contents
|Part 1||First Steps in Climbing Your Family Tree||2|
|1||Family Tree Basics||5|
|2||Exploring the Net||22|
|3||The Organized Computer Genealogist||46|
|Part 2||The Search||62|
|4||Search Strategy #1: Free Lineage-Linked Databases||66|
|5||Search Strategy #2: Networking||87|
|6||Search Strategy #3: Search Engines||103|
|7||Search Strategy #4: Online Databases and Transcripts||116|
|Part 3||Putting It All Together||161|
|9||The Search: Pull Out All the Stops||163|
|10||Sharing Your Research||186|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Finding Your Roots Online based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I bought several copies of this to send to the few relatives I know, thinking surely one of them would embark on this challenge. My father was adopted by his stepfather and we knew nothing. This book is so user friendly that even a relative in Oklahoma in her eighties obtained a copy and went on a search of her own nonstop since June. Everything you need to know about embarking on finding your roots is right here in this excellent book! I recommend it highly as a gift for that one ambitious relative who is eager to do the leg work on the Internet. Ms. Hendrickson wrote it in such a way as not to be intimidated by seaching on the Internet, which was a reluctance some of us had. A great reference book!
If you want to find ancestors using the Internet, this is THE book to buy. Using real-life research problems, the author showed how to use different search techniques to track down online clues to past generations. The technical information is written in an easy-to-follow style so anyone - if those people new to computers - can easily follow along with their own ancestor searches. I've read most Internet genealogy books and this one was by far the most comprehensive, detailed and HELPFUL!