Genealogy For Dummies

Genealogy For Dummies

by Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119411963
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 229,803
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm manage several leading online genealogical resources, including 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

Introduction 1

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

Index 399

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