The fun way to research your family history
Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project—including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs.
Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them.
- Use the latest tools to research family history
- Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies
- Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files
- Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools
Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy—and have fun along the way!
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About the Author
Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm manage several leading online genealogical resources, including HistoryKat.com. They're also the founders of Boneyard Creek Heritage, Inc. Books by the Helms include Family Tree Maker For Dummies, Get Your Degree Online, Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect and seven editions of Genealogy Online For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Genealogy Online 5
Chapter 1: Beginning Your Ancestral Journey 7
Chapter 2: Hunting for Sources and Ancestral Treasures 35
Chapter 3: Searching Primar y Resource Sites 63
Chapter 4: Using All of Your Censuses 101
Part II: Bringing Your Ancestor to Life 131
Chapter 5: Digging Deeper into Your Ancestors' Lives 133
Chapter 6: Searching for that Elusive Ancestor 173
Chapter 7: Mapping the Past 199
Chapter 8: Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records 227
Part III: Making Sure Your Family History Checks Out 271
Chapter 9: Specializing in Your Family History 273
Chapter 10: Fitting into Your Genes: Molecular Genealogy 291
Part IV: Doing Things the Genealogical Way 319
Chapter 11: Share and Share Alike 321
Chapter 12: Finding Your Research Path 355
Chapter 13: Help Wanted 365
Chapter 14: Taking It on the Road 379
Part V: The Part of Tens 387
Chapter 15: Ten Sites Worth Bookmarking 389
Chapter 16: Ten Helpful Sites 393