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 the resources of the Internet

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

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

  • Choose your tools — evaluate hardware and software options as well as "low-tech" sources such as photo albums and family files

  • See where they came from — search records for various European, Asian, and Scandinavian countries and get help locating African American and Native American ancestors

  • Go high tech — learn about molecular genealogy and what DNA testing 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 genealogical database

  • 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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