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The everything online genealogy book : use the web to discover long-lost relations, trace your family tree back to royalty, and share your history with far-flung cousins

Author: Pat Richley
Publisher: Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., ©2000.
Series: An everything series book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to researching family trees on the Internet, explaining how to find information using several types of resources, describing related Web sites, and providing tips on important aspects of online family research.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Family histories
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richley, Pat.
Everything online genealogy book.
Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., ©2000
(OCoLC)609150514
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Richley
ISBN: 1580624022 9781580624022
OCLC Number: 45476818
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1: Getting Started In Online Genealogy --
Before going online, examine your family tree --
Family history is genealogy-and much, much more --
Revolution in genealogy --
Records available on a computer --
Email: a research basic --
Email programs --
How to attach files --
How to open an attached file --
Point and click: links --
2: Gonna Find Her-Searching --
Mechanics --
Pinpointing your search --
Comparing different search engines --
Fabulous find option --
Before beginning-five steps --
Consider your source --
3: Home-Base Databases --
Mega-sites --
Mega-with a price tag --
Other great jumping off points --
4: Vital Vitals --
State records --
Local records --
Census --
Check the church --
Tombstone crawling --
Court: last resort? --
Newspapers: a goldmine online --
City directories --
Immigration and naturalization --
Military matters --
5: Super Indexes: Vitals Online --
FamilySearch --
International genealogical index (IGI) --
Ancestral file --
American genealogical biographical index (AGBI) --
USGenWeb: info highway for counties and states --
Social security death index --
Indexes to the indexes --
Hopscotching the world --
6: Name, Please --
Naming names --
Enter the surname --
From coats of arms to family web sites --
Online surname helpers --
7: Digging Deeper For Names: Ethnic Lineage --
African-American roots --
Jewish genealogy --
Native American research --
Hispanic research --
Asian American research --
8: Buried Names: Adoptions --
Case for secrecy --
Changing legal landscape --
Long-ago adoptions: your ancestor? --
Success story --
9: Putting History Into Family History --
Ancestral color --
Americana in general --
Immigration experience --
Local color --
Military history --
History dating game: calendar changes --
10: Where Did They Live?: Maps --
Maps we need --
Tracking countries --
Historic US --
Land ownership and maps --
Railroads and fire sources --
11: Going To The Library --
Biggest of all: family history library --
Great genealogical libraries --
Municipal collections --
Members-only --
Getting books from other libraries --
12: Genealogy Societies --
Lineage-linked --
Local clubhouse --
Society sites --
13: Genealogy Cyber Communities --
Newsgroups --
Message boards --
Genealogy chat --
14: Mining Mailing Lists --
How mailing lists work --
FamilySearch lists --
John Fuller's page --
Read-only mailing lists --
15: Family Database --
Saving genealogy records: stage 1 --
Saving genealogy records stage 2 --
Great genealogy software --
Best publishing program --
16: Writing A Family History --
Family history versus biography --
Decisions, decisions --
Chronological or topical? --
Family history research basics --
Surveying the relatives --
Keeping more personal records --
Writing your own life story --
Starting to write a life story --
Life story topics and questions --
Sites to help your writing --
17: Family Home Page --
Designing your family page --
Free sites --
On the cheap: web authoring tools --
Even cheaper: free lessons --
Making your site searchable and linkable --
Only for family: private sites --
Online family reunions --
18: Learning More, Online And Offline --
How-to genealogy sites --
Some online reading --
Some offline reading --
Book loan services --
Great look-up service --
19: Miracle of microfilm --
Locating microfilm online --
Buying microfilm --
Appendices: Appendix A: Research guidelines from the National Genealogical Society --
Appendix B: RootsWeb's Mailing Lists --
Ethnic groups --
History mailing lists --
Appendix C: Seventeen ways to jump-start your research on the internet --
Appendix D: Additional Resources --
National genealogical libraries --
Best state by state --
International web resources --
Appendix E: Genealogy abbreviations --
Appendix F: Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: An everything series book
Responsibility: Pat Richley.

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A guide to researching family trees on the Internet, explaining how to find information using several types of resources, describing related Web sites, and providing tips on important aspects of online family research.

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