"The undisputed leader in guides to genealogical research online." --Lake Los Angeles News
"Provides family researchers with a clear overview of Internet resources and the best ways to access them.... For all levels of computer users, from absolute beginners to veteran Web surfers." --Rosamond News
"Anyone curious about his or her heritage will greatly benefit from this proven resource." --Acton-Agua Dulce News
Use the Latest Internet Resources to Trace Your Family History!
Research your family background, learn about your ancestors, and find new members of your family tree--all without leaving your home. Genealogy Online, 5th Edition explores the myriad of ancestry-related networks, Web sites, and services available on the Internet and explains which ones best serve your purposes. You'll find out what you need to get started on your research project, how to use chat rooms, mailing lists, and Usenet effectively, and where to go on the Web to find specific types of genealogical information. You'll also learn to track, organize, analyze, and share your research. Fully updated and revised, this best-selling guide is the perfect resource for anyone with a computer and an interest in family history.
*Get set up with the best hardware and software for you *Plan your genealogy research project *Make use of Usenet-the Internet messaging system *Subscribe to valuable Internet mailing lists *Chat in real-time with other researchers around the world *Use search engines to find the information you're looking for *Publish your research on the Web In-depth coverage of 100+ Web sites, including: * Afrigeneas * JewishGen * GenServ * GenWeb * Everton Publisher's site * Ancestry.com * MyHistory.com * MyFamily.com * AOL genealogy sites
Table of Contents: Introduction.
Section I: The Basics.
1. What You Need.
3. The Online World.
Section II: The Internet.
5. Mail Lists.
6. World Wide Web
8. Search Engines.
Section III: The "Must See" Online Resources.
10. The National Genealogical Society.
11. Everton Publisher's.
12. Online Library Card Catalogs.
13. The Library of Congress Online and National Archives and Records Administration.
14. Family Search.
15. America Online's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum/www.Genforum.Com
16. Compuserve's Roots Forum and Genealogy Support Forum.
17. IIGS and USIGS.
18. Ancestry.Com's Family of Sites.
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