Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition
By Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2010
Pages: 408

Get to the roots of your personal history, using all theresources of the Internet

A lot has changed since the first edition of this book 12 yearsago! This sixth edition is loaded with updated information aboutinternational records sites, new tools, tracking your ancestry withDNA, and more. Not only that, but this edition helps you plan yourresearch, use both offline and online tools, verify what you find,and share your results.

  • Start off right — make a research plan and organize theresults to get the most from your efforts

  • Choose your tools — evaluate hardware and software optionsas well as "low-tech" sources such as photo albums and familyfiles

  • See where they came from — search records for variousEuropean, Asian, and Scandinavian countries and get help locatingAfrican American and Native American ancestors

  • Go high tech — learn about molecular genealogy and what DNAtesting can offer

  • Share — make your research available to other genealogists,explore blogs, and start your own blog

Open the book and find:

  • Basic research techniques

  • Unexpected places to look for tidbits

  • Great tips for tracking non-European ancestors

  • What WorldGenWeb is and how it helps your research

  • Whether subscription sites are worth the cost

  • How to fill in the details

  • Dozens of new genealogical Web sites

  • A glossary of genealogical terms

Learn to:

  • Develop a plan, organize your research, and use a genealogicaldatabase

  • Use social networking sites to find family members

  • Find online records to support your research

  • Share information on genealogical networking sites

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