Genealogy Online 9/E

 
9780071740371: Genealogy Online 9/E

The definitive online genealogy guide--updated with the latest Web 2.0 technologies

Begin or expand a successful genealogical research project using the proven, up-to-date methods and tools in this thoroughly revised bestselling guide. Featuring new coverage of Web 2.0 applications such as push technology, streaming video, blogs, podcasts, and social networking, Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition covers the wide array of ancestry-related networks, websites, and other online services, and explains how they all work.

Discover how to start your search, find specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and use online tools effectively and efficiently. Techniques for tracking, organizing, analyzing, and sharing research are included. The potential for finding clues, data, and other researchers looking for the same family names has increased exponentially in the last decade. This expert guide will help you take full advantage of the cutting-edge genealogy resources available at your fingertips.

  • Select the best genealogy software for your project
  • Carefully record, organize, and back up your data
  • Ensure accuracy, privacy, and copyright compliance
  • Target your searches using Boolean terms
  • Chat in real-time with researchers worldwide using Twitter, Skype, IM, and chat
  • Subscribe to genealogy mail lists, newsletters, groups, forums, podcasts, and RSS feeds
  • Integrate social networking tools into your research, including Facebook, Second Life, and Google Wave
  • Use social bookmarking and tagging to find and share information
  • Set up your own genealogy blog
  • Search vast resources like the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress
  • Tap into international genealogy resources
  • Publish your research on the Web

"With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching" -- Elaine M. Kuhn, Library Journal

COVERS 100+ WEBSITES, INCLUDING:

  • AfriGeneas.com
  • RootsWeb.com
  • Ancestry.com
  • MyFamily.com
  • Genealogy.com
  • Legacy.com
  • Onegreatfamily.com
  • Familyteedna.com
  • Worldvitalrecords.com
  • JewishGen.org
  • FamilySearch.org
  • EllisIsland.org
  • NGSgenealogy.org
  • Cyndislist.org
  • DearMYRTLE.com
  • Archives.gov
  • Birthfamily.com

Elizabeth Powell Crowe has been pursuing and writing about genealogy for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in Civil War Times, PCWorld, CJNet, Digital Genealogist, and other publications and websites. She is the bestselling author of previous editions of this book.

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There's a good deal of scaremongering around about how the Internet creates socially-isolated individuals. What these critics forget is that the Internet is a powerful tool for bringing people together. One example is family trees. There are hundreds of sites on the Web which help trace your ancestors--and Genealogy Online arms you with all the tools you need to build your family tree in cyberspace.

Besides covering Internet basics, Genealogy Online points you to the most influential chat rooms, explains how to get e-mail-based family tree newsletters, tells you where to buy commercial software which will generate surname lists with links to web pages and sources of information and lists newsgroups which might help you track down relatives. At times there is too much explanation of the basics of the Internet, and some readers might wonder why there are frequent references to Mormons. (It's a Mormon religious duty to research families, and Mormons have created many useful genealogy resources.) However if you are genuinely trying to hunt down a long-lost family member or you are a budding family historian, your detective work will be much quicker if you follow the tips and clues in this well-researched and informative book.--Justin Hunt

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... In the most recent edition of her best-selling guide, Crowe, a former contributing editor to Computer Currents, aims to instruct all levels of researchers on the joys and perils of online genealogy. Similar to Cindy Howell's Netting Your Ancestors in its introductory discussions of technical issues and online tools, Crowe's first three chapters cover what readers will need to know to begin online genealogy research - selecting the necessary hardware and software; choosing an ISP; understanding browsers, email, and spam; and learning to organize family data. Two very helpful chapters on Usenet newsgroups and genealogy mailing lists follow, with explanations of their workings and descriptions of the more popular lists to explore. Crowe then covers the major online resources that researchers would do well to investigate. A glossary of error messages, computer-related terms, and emoticons round out the book. With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching. Libraries currently owning earlier editions will want to purchase this one for the updated information. Recommended for public and genealogy library collections.

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