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There is a wealth of data on the Web for those researching a family tree. However, the sheer volume of information and diversity of websites can make starting your search confusing and time-consuming. Help is at hand with this clear and authoritative guide from The National Archives. The Genealogist's Internet starts by explaining how the internet works for the beginner. It continues by detailing the major sources of primary data available to family historians on-line and highlights the most helpful directories and gateways. Use it to contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups focusing on genealogy. This edition includes new information on fully-updated URLS as well as covering: * developments in the indexes to births, marriage and deaths on-line * the expansion in the census and wills data available on-line * the new websites of the National Archives and General Register Office * new sites with historical maps and photographs * the Online Parish Clerk schemes (for putting parish data on the Web) * lottery-funded projects relating to historical material which have come to fruition since the previous edition * sites on the use of DNA testing in genealogy and DNA surname studies * genealogy blogs, a type of on-line journal which has become popular * major changes in the world of search engines * future developments in on-line genealogy * a timeline of on-line genealogy resources for the British Isles The Genealogist's Internet is accompanied by its own website with updates on all the information covered in the book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.46 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher National Archives of England
ISBN 190336583X ISBN13 9781903365830
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Christian
Peter Christian is a well-established figure in the world of online genealogy. His previous titles include "Finding Genealogy on the Internet" and "Web Publishing for Genealogy".
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Black-and-white photographs and computer screenshots illustrate this hands-on, highly accessible guide May 12, 2007
Written online genealogy expert Peter Christian (a regular contributor to "Ancestors" magazine), The Genealogist's Internet is an in-depth guide to learning how to use the Internet to do genealogical research. Now in an expanded third edition with new websites, comparisons of main commercial data services, new online data collections, and more, The Genealogist's Internet covers everything from online sources such as civil registration, census, and parish registers to surname pedigrees, discussion forums, search engines, guidelines for publishing one's family history online, and much more. Black-and-white photographs and computer screenshots illustrate this hands-on, highly accessible guide, ideal for amateur and professional genealogists alike wishing to harness the immense information reserves of the world wide web.
a good resource Mar 24, 2007
I borrowed the second edition from the local library and have decided to buy the third edition. While the reviews of software and how to set up a website can become a little dated, you only need get one or two good ideas out of a book like this to make it more than worth the cost.