Sunday, 29 August 2010

Book ~ "Genealogy Online for Dummies" (2008) Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm

From The Dummies Store ~ Researching your genealogy online is like being a kid in a candy store. So many neat things catch your eye that it’s difficult to decide which one to try. That’s where Genealogy Online For Dummies comes in. This completely practical handbook helps you become a smart, discriminating researcher from the moment you start your investigation.

Unlike other genealogy books, this easy-to-use guide does more than show you how to access and use online resources; it lays out a sensible organized process you can follow to make your research more efficient and achieve your genealogical goal faster. You'll learn how to start your research before you go online, understand traditional methods of genealogy, identify Web sites that will be most helpful to your research, get vital information and statistics from government records, and much, much more Discover how to:

* Use basic online and offline research techniques
* Develop a plan for your research
* Integrate Internet resources to achieve your genealogical goal
* Create Web sites where family members can make contact
* Access domestic records for births, deaths, immigration, and more
* Research ethnic ancestry through international records
* Verify what you find
* Protect your research

Complete with a companion CD-ROM packed with valuable genealogy software, Genealogy Online For Dummies puts you in touch with all of the tools, resources, methods, and know-how you need to make your research into your family history a total success.

I started putting together my family tree back in the late 1990s and forgot about it until a couple weeks ago. I've picked it back up again.

This was a good book for providing weblinks on where to find out info. I've only gone to a couple sites so far but I've already discovered that my paternal grandfather came from a family of five (I have their full names) and what his parents' names were. Very cool!

It's a great book for newbies like me!


Jay said...

Sean's 91 year old grandma is a mad genius with online geneology! She's kind of amazing.

Teena in Toronto said...

I should hook up with Sean's grandma :)