Tracing Your Family History Online For Dummies

Author: Society of Australian Genealogists
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0731409094
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Reference

Created especially for the Australian customer! Use the internet to track down your ancestors Millions of genealogical resources and records are available online, allowing you to become a successful family historian from the comfort of your home. This fully updated and practical guide shows you where to start, how to find and use the best websites and how to swap information with others -- helping you to become a smart, discriminating researcher. Plan for genealogical success -- get organised to make your research more efficient Begin your search -- start learning where your ancestors came from Find elusive records -- access Australian and international records for births, deaths, marriages, arrivals and more Organise your findings -- understand traditional methods of genealogical organisation and use software to organise and store information Share your findings online -- create websites and form research groups Bonus CD includes: Genealogical software tools including Legacy 7.0, Ezitree, Brother's Keeper and Reunion for Macintosh. Plus useful tools like Paint.NET, Open Office and AVG anti-virus software.

Researching Your Family History Online For Dummies

Author: Nick Barratt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119998328
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Genre: Reference

Praise for the 1st Edition "Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide with everything for the beginner – and perhaps something for the more experienced too." –Family History Monthly "There is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out." –Ancestors Navigate your way through your family's past Interested in family history? Keen to discover who your ancestors really were? Want to find out more from the comfort of your own home? If so, this book is for you. Walking you through the process of researching, organising and presenting your family tree online, this expert guide makes it simple. So what are you waiting for? Get plugged in and start tracking down your ancestors today! Lay the groundwork – take the first steps on your genealogical journey and start searching for evidence Find out about your ancestors – discover who your predecessors were and where they came from Get to grips with research tools – find the best online and offline archives and dig deeper into your family's past Present your results effectively – compile your findings into a family tree and create a place to host your material online Open the book and find: What clues you can get from photos, letters, diaries and your relatives The best genealogy websites in the UK and around the world How to get the most out of archives and documents Techniques for creating family history charts on your computer The advantages of coordinating your hunt with other researchers Ways to share research online Tips and tricks for building a family history web page Learn to: Get the most out of genealogy websites and resources Store and organise information on yourcomputer Create your family tree and host it online

Genealogy Online For Dummies

Author: April Leigh Helm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118808184
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Reference

Research your family history using the latest online tools and apps Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition is the perfect book to help you conduct genealogical research. Updated to cover the latest online tools, this new edition shows you how to leverage social networks and the rapidly increasing number of mobile apps to locate family members and trace their histories. You?ll discover how to start your investigation, develop a research plan of action, identify sites and resources that will be of the most use to you, get information from government records, preserve electronic materials, and share your findings with the rest of the family. Shows you how to conduct research into family history using the latest online tools, mobile apps, and other resources Explains how to use online and offline research techniques and tools for genealogical research, find and share information with other genealogists, and create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies Includes access to free versions of RootsMagic Essentials and Legacy Family Tree Standard Edition as well as information on free websites for storing your genealogical information Covers DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications, U.S. Census information available online, international records, public access catalogs, and more Genealogy Online For Dummies, 7th Edition helps you follow the clues to uncover your family?s legacy ? the fun and easy way.

The Genealogist s Internet

Author: Peter Christian
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408171165
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: Reference

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 registration indexes ·Information on occupations and professions ·DNA matching ·New genealogy websites and search engines ·Surname studies ·Passenger lists and migration records ·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.

Planting Your Family Tree Online

Author: Cyndi Howells
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418540043
Release Date: 2004-01-12
Genre: Reference

Planting Your Family Tree Online is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a genealogy Web site. When people begin their genealogical adventure, they usually interview elderly members of the family and contact other family members. The next step is usually one of organization of the information collected. The third step is usually to share this information with other family members, traditionally by publishing research in a book. However, a family Web site has numerous advantages: It is interactive so others can contribute their stories and pictures. It will help you find long-lost relatives. It is an ideal way to preserve research for the entire family. It will break down the walls that have stumped you in your research. It recognizes that family research is an ongoing process, This book is written by Cyndi Howells, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a Web site of more than 130,000 online genealogical resources. Cyndi points out, "This book is loaded with URLs to Web sites that will give you everything you need to create a beautiful family tree online." However, Web site URLs change daily and some may no longer work. She has created web pages as part of Cyndi's List that correspond to the features of the book so that the URLs will be kept up-to-date.

How to Do Everything Genealogy

Author: George G. Morgan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071625357
Release Date: 2009-04-06
Genre: Computers

Trace your family tree and discover your roots Fully updated and revised, this bestselling genealogy guide helps you tap into the wealth of global ancestry records and offers proven strategies for both traditional and electronic research. How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Second Edition explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and successful techniques for web-based research. You'll get new information on DNA-based records, social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, the latest hardware and software, and much more. Set up and organize your family tree Place your ancestors into context and locate essential records of their lives Trace census, immigration, church, cemetery, military, and property records in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Locate and access document repositories, such as libraries and archives and their online catalogs Conduct effective Internet research Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) Plan a very successful research trip Determine the best technology for your research, including portable devices and databases Share your findings with family members and collaborate with other researchers

The Online Genealogy Handbook

Author: Brad Schepp
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402752555
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

The Internet has made learning about one’s ancestors easier than ever. But it’s also given family researchers a tsunami of websites to navigate and explore, and that can cause confusion. Which ones are trustworthy, and which will leave them empty-handed? This friendly, easy-to-use guide helps would-be genealogists sort through the clutter, strike gold, and unearth the secrets of their family’s past. Brad and Debra Schepp evaluate hundreds of resources (many not well known), recommend the best, offer proven advice for overcoming research obstacles, and explain how to verify the information that turns up. And the Schepps don’t limit the process to the Internet; they offer suggestions for projects readers can complete with their newly uncovered personal histories, encompassing everything from scrapbooking to family reunions.

Growing Your Family Tree

Author: Cherry Gilchrist
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748118632
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Reference

The process of exploring your family history and roots is a moving and meaningful quest. It affects heart and soul, as well as providing an intellectual challenge to piece all the information together. GROWING YOUR FAMILY TREE is the first book to promote the experiential aspects of family history. It gives sound, practical advice on researching your family history, but also promotes the emotional, spiritual and creative elements of the task, helping to lift genealogy out of its earlier dry an formal setting, into a more meaningful and accessible activity which can enrich a person's identity. Advice and information includes: * How to write up your family history * How to make a heritage corner or trail in your home * A consideration the nature of ancestry, family lines and our inner connection with our ancestors * How to organise your research and keep moving forward

Getting Started in Genealogy Online

Author: William Dollarhide
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806317700
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Reference

Genealogy expert Dollarhide updates his previous Genealogy Starter Kit with this treatment based upon Internet resources. He reduces the process to its most basic elements, starting with building a set of resources from family interviews, contacting relatives, compiling documentation such as death certificates, using the federal census, and conducting family history catalog searches. He then covers the basics of Internet research, offering research help for the truly addicted and a number of master forms, including data sheets, charts and family group sheets.

The Genealogy Handbook

Author: Ellen Galford
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 0762103086
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

This extensive and Internet-savvy resource offers winning techniques for tracing one's family tree. Exhaustive and immediately useful, the book delivers critical tools and proven techniques for undertaking research with results. 500 full-color photos and illustrations.

A Beginner s Guide to Online Genealogy

Author: Michael Dunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440586453
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Genre: Computers

Presents easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. The book also includes tips on using free databases and genealogy apps.