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The genealogist's Internet

Author: Peter Christian; National Archives (Great Britain)
Publisher: Kew : National Archives, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., New, expanded edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: This bestselling guide explores the major sources of data available to family historians online and highlights the most useful directories and gateways. Suitable for those starting out and for experienced researchers, The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all the recent developments online in areas such as births, marriages and deaths indexes; the expansion in census records  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Christian; National Archives (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781905615391 1905615396
OCLC Number: 276226419
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Citing internet addresses --
Disappearing resources --
What's new in this edition --
Acknowledgements --
1: Introduction --
Genealogy and the internet --
Offline genealogy --
History --
2: First Steps --
Tutorials --
Getting help --
Genealogical terms and abbreviations --
3: Online Starting Points --
British Isles --
General genealogy gateways --
Web directories --
4: Using Online Sources --
Approaches to digitization --
Paying for records --
Indexes, transcriptions and images --
Indexing issues --
Payment systems --
Major commercial data services --
Document services --
Image formats and viewers --
Which data service? --
Common problems --
5: Civil Registration --
England and Wales --
Scotland --
Ireland --
Offshore --
Certificate exchanges --
Overseas --
6: Census --
General information --
Free census indexes --
Commercial services --
1911 census --
Comparison --
Ireland --
Overseas --
7: Church Records --
Parish churches --
FamilySearch --
FreeReg --
Local resources --
Commercial data services --
Scotland --
Ireland --
Roman Catholic Church --
Nonconformist churches --
Monumental inscriptions --
8: Property, Taxation And Crime --
Wills --
Land and taxation --
Crime --
9: Occupations --
Occupational terms --
General information --
Individual occupations --
Learned professions --
Company records --
Trade unions --
Armed forces --
General information --
Royal Navy and merchant navy --
Army --
Royal Air Force --
Medals --
Commemoration --
11: Migration And Colonies --
Passenger lists --
Americas --
Australasia --
Africa and the Caribbean --
India --
European immigration --
12: Print Sources --
Books --
Directories --
Newspapers --
13: Archives And Libraries --
Gateways to archives --
National Register of Archives --
National archives --
National libraries --
County record offices --
Public libraries --
University libraries --
Family history centers --
Society of Genealogists --
Beyond the British Isles --
14: Surnames, Pedigrees And Families --
Surname interests --
Pedigree databases --
Genetics and DNA testing --
Royal 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 documents --
17: Photographs --
National collections --
Local collections --
Personal sites --
Commercial photographs --
Professional photographers --
Portraits --
Dating, preservation, restoration --
Photo sharing --
18: Discussion Forums --
Mailing lists --
Newsgroups --
Web forums --
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 --
Invisible web --
Choosing a search engine --
Using multiple search engines --
Genealogy search tools --
Further information --
20: Publishing Your Family History Online --
Publishing options --
Family trees for the web --
Web publishing basics --
Software --
Website design --
Uploading your website --
Publicity --
Preserving your family history --
Help and advice --
21: World Of Family History --
Societies and organizations --
Events --
Courses --
Magazines and journals --
News --
Podcasting --
Software --
Online shops --
Professional researchers --
Lookup services --
22: Issues For Online Genealogists --
Good practice --
Using online information --
Copyright --
Privacy --
Quality concerns --
Finding material --
Longevity --
Outlook --
Internet glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
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