Finding Your Roots Online

Finding Your Roots Online

by Hendrickson



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558706354
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1First Steps in Climbing Your Family Tree2
1Family Tree Basics5
2Exploring the Net22
3The Organized Computer Genealogist46
Part 2The Search62
4Search Strategy #1: Free Lineage-Linked Databases66
5Search Strategy #2: Networking87
6Search Strategy #3: Search Engines103
7Search Strategy #4: Online Databases and Transcripts116
8Peripheral Resources146
Part 3Putting It All Together161
9The Search: Pull Out All the Stops163
10Sharing Your Research186
Final Thoughts208

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Finding Your Roots Online 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!