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The Genealogist's Internet : the Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online.

Author: Peter Christian
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012.
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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Genealogy
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christian, Peter.
Genealogist's Internet : The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Christian
ISBN: 9781408171165 1408171163 9781408171158 1408171155
OCLC Number: 796383165
Description: 1 online resource (756 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Web addresses; Disappearing resources; What's new in this edition; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Genealogy and the internet; Offline genealogy; History; 2 First Steps; Beginners' guides; Online lectures; Getting help; Genealogical terms and abbreviations; 3 Online Starting Points; The British Isles; General genealogical gateways; 4 Using Online Sources; Approaches to digitization; Indexes, transcriptions and images; Quality issues; Searching online records; FamilySearch; The commercial data services; Document services. Image formats and viewersWhich data service; Common problems; 5 Civil Registration; England and Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Offshore; Certificate exchanges; Overseas; 6 Census; General information; Digitizing census records; Free census indexes; The commercial services; Ireland; Overseas; 7 Church Records; Parish churches; FamilySearch; Other free collections; Local resources; Commercial data services; Scotland; Ireland; The Roman Catholic Church; Nonconformist churches; Municipal burials and cremations; Monumental inscriptions; 8 Property, Taxation and the Law; Wills; Land and taxation; Crime. Civil courtsChurch courts; 9 Occupations; Occupational terms; General information; Individual industries and occupations; The learned professions; Company records; Trade unions; 10 The Armed Forces; General information; The Royal Navy and merchant navy; The army; The Royal Air Force; Medals; Commemoration; 11 Migration and Colonies; Passenger lists; The Americas; Australasia; Africa and the Caribbean; India; European immigration; 12 Print Sources; Books; Electoral records; Directories; Newspapers; 13 Archives and Libraries; Gateways to archives; The National Register of Archives. National archivesThe Discovery service; Other catalogues; The national libraries; County record offices; Public libraries; University libraries; Family History Centers and the Family History Library; The Society of Genealogists; Beyond the British Isles; 14 Surnames, Pedigrees and Families; Surnames interests; Pedigree databases; Genetics and DNA testing; Royal, noble and notable families; Locating living people; 15 Geography; Gazetteers; Modern maps; Historical maps; Map collections; Finding maps; Interactive mapping; 16 History; General resources; Local history; Social history; Names. Understanding old documents17 Photographs; National collections; Regional and local collections; Specialist collections; Commercial photographers; Professional photographers; Dating, preservation, restoration; Photo sharing; 18 Discussion Forums; Mailing lists; Web forums; Social networking; Netiquette; Starting your own discussion group; Which discussion group?; 19 Search Engines; Using a search engine; Formulating your search; Refining your search; Search tips; Searching for files; Sites and domains; Limitations; The 'invisible web'; Choosing a search engine; Genealogy search tools.

Abstract:

This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers: ·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census ·Civil registrati.

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