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Mastering Online Genealogy: The Best Step-by-Step Method to Use the Internet to Trace Your Ancestors!

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W. Daniel Quillen, Mastering Online Genealogy: The Best Step-by-Step Method to Use the Internet to Trace Your Ancestors!, Cold Spring Press Distributed by Simon & Schuster, Inc. This edition printed for Barnes & Nobles, Inc. ISBN 978-1-59360-208-6. Cover design by Matthew Simmons (www.myselfincluded.com). Front cover photos from istockphoto.com. Back cover photo of family from flickr.com by T"eresa.

From the Back Cover

Back Cover, ISBN 978-1-59360-208-6

Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. Quillen shows readers how to use the Internet as an effective genealogical research tool, covering the following key points:

  • Genealogy databases
  • Free genealogy websites
  • Subscription services
  • Pitfalls to watch out for, pratfalls to avoid
  • The value of message boards, blogs, etc.
  • What kind of computer and software should you buy?
  • Genealogy software reviews

Other books in Quillen’s Essentials of Genealog)) include Mastering Immigration & Naturalization Records; Mastering Census & Military Records; Mastering Family; Library & Church Records; Tracing Tour European Roots; and Tracing Tour Irish & British Roots.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 9

2. The Essentials 13

  • The Basics
  • Notes
  • Be Specific
  • Speed vs Accuracy
  • Standard Dating Format
  • The Journey
  • Research Plan
  • Don’t Procrastinate
  • Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Netiquette
  • Privacy Laws

3. What Computer Shall I Use? 26

  • Computer Recommendations
  • Other Costs

4. Searching 34

  • Search Engines
  • Boolean Operators
  • Family Surname Groups
  • Genealogy Societies
  • Online Death Certificates
  • Local Histories
  • Message Boards
  • Old Newspapers
  • Context
  • Wedding Announcements
  • Society Pages
  • Government Efforts to Preserve Old Newspapers
  • Library of Congress and Inter-Library Loan
  • Old Photographs
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Dead-end Websites

5. Free Services 78

  • Cemetery Websites
  • Ellis Island
  • FamilySearch.org
  • Message Boards
  • Libraries
  • USGen Web
  • Roots Web
  • Cyndi’s list

6. Subscription Services 96

  • Ancestry.com
  • Fold3.com
  • Genealogy.com
  • Newspaper Archives
  • One Great Family
  • World Vital Records
  • HeritageQuest

7. Government Records 106

  • US Censuses
  • State Censuses
  • Mortality Schedules
  • British Records
  • Immigration and Naturalization Records
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Records
  • Military Records
  • National Archives
  • Wills & Probate Records

8. Genealogy Software Reviews 136

9. Glossary 138

Index

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Quillen, W. Daniel.
Main title
  • Mastering online genealogy / W. Daniel Quillen.
Edition
  • 3rd Ed.
Published/Produced
  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Press, 2014.

Projected pub date

  • 2014-02

Description

  • pages cm

ISBN

  • 9781593601898 (alk. paper)

LCCN

  • 2013955646

Type of material

  • Book

Content type

  • text

Media type

  • unmediated

Carrier type

  • volume


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