A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy: Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots

A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy: Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots

by Michael Dunn


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Use online tools to discover your family's history!

Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with 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.

Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440586453
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 513,844
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Dunn is an avid online researcher. He has chronicled many generations of his own family tree.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Where Should You Begin? 9

Chapter 2 Learn How to Search 37

Chapter 3 Online Starting Points 49

Chapter 4 Search for Death Records 65

Chapter 5 Check the Census 79

Chapter 6 Find Family Connections 97

Chapter 7 Look Local 111

Chapter 8 Seek Out Military Records 131

Chapter 9 Trace Your Immigrant Ancestors 149

Chapter 10 Locate Records Abroad 167

Chapter 11 Connect with Other Genealogists 191

Chapter 12 Putting It All Together 209

Afterword 221

Appendix: Further Readings 227

Index 233

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