AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect

John Wiley & Sons

Research your family's history without ever leaving the comfort of your home!

AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect provides you with the know-how to research your family's history using the latest and greatest online tools and resources. From using social networking to tracking family members to using new genealogical software for the first time, this fun-but-straightforward guide is an ideal starting point for beginners who are interested in tracking their ancestry and family history with ease and enjoyment.

  • Covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project, beginning with where and how to find interesting information
  • Shares tips for communicating with other online genealogists, building a simple website that can be used for sharing information with other family members, and using public access catalogs
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of doing genealogical research
  • Offers the opportunity to obtain free genealogical database access as well as free genealogical software tools, including versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files
  • Features task-oriented tutorials arranged in such a way to make it easy to find material and achieve success

Interested in finding your roots? AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect helps intrigued researchers build an effective genealogy database to connect with their past and share it with the future.

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About the author

Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm have shared an interest in researching family history for more than 20 years and manage several online resources, including HistoryKat.com and GenealogyToolbox.com. They are also the authors of Genealogy Online For Dummies.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 24, 2012
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781118283165
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / General
Reference / Genealogy & Heraldry
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Praise for the 1st Edition

"Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide with everything for the beginner – and perhaps something for the more experienced too."
–Family History Monthly

"There is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out."
–Ancestors

Navigate your way through your family's past

Interested in family history? Keen to discover who your ancestors really were? Want to find out more from the comfort of your own home? If so, this book is for you. Walking you through the process of researching, organising and presenting your family tree online, this expert guide makes it simple. So what are you waiting for? Get plugged in and start tracking down your ancestors today!

Lay the groundwork – take the first steps on your genealogical journey and start searching for evidence Find out about your ancestors – discover who your predecessors were and where they came from Get to grips with research tools – find the best online and offline archives and dig deeper into your family's past Present your results effectively – compile your findings into a family tree and create a place to host your material online

Open the book and find:

What clues you can get from photos, letters, diaries and your relatives The best genealogy websites in the UK and around the world How to get the most out of archives and documents Techniques for creating family history charts on your computer The advantages of coordinating your hunt with other researchers Ways to share research online Tips and tricks for building a family history web page

Learn to:

Get the most out of genealogy websites and resources Store and organise information on yourcomputer Create your family tree and host it online
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