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How to Do Everything Genealogy

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Our Price: AU$34.95 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 514 pages
Author: G. Morgan
Year: 2015
Other Data: 4th ed., b&w photos, charts, index
ISBN: 9780071845922

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 4 Weeks
Product Code: MCW004

Discover your genealogy using the latest methods - both in online research and traditional research as well.

Fully updated, this books covers new toold, techniques and data. 'How to Do Everything Genealogy' 4th edition uniquely addresses all the major genealogical record types and explains traditional and digital research strategies.

Genelogy expert George G. Morgan shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, mobile apps, social networking sites, record archives, census data, digital record, DNA research, and more. Discover your family's past with help from this new edition of a betselling guide.

This book will guide in in the following:

  • Start an effective, well-organized genealogical research project
  • Work with traiditional, electronic, and genetic research
  • Analyze and ortanize your family information
  • Locate and access genealogy records in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Learn successful Internet search techniques
  • Locate vital, civil registration, census and church records
  • Track down military, property and immigration and naturalization records
  • Access librariesm archives and other repositories online
  • Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends
  • Incorporate social networking into your research


Part 1: Begin Your Family History Odyssey
1. What is Genealogy?
- Understanding the Difference Between Genealogy and Family History
- Assess What Constitutes a Family
- Motivations for Genealogical Research
- Documentary, Hearsay, and Genetic Evidence
2. How Do I Get Started?
- Start at the Beginning: Yourself and Your Family
- Discover Sources of Information in your Own Home
- Interview All your Relatives
- Begin to Organize What You Find
- Get Started!
3. Balance Traditional, Electronic, and Genetic Research
- Be a Modern Genealogical Researcher
- Understand Traditional Research
- Discover Documentary Evidence and Where it is Found
- Learn About Electronic Research Materials
- Understand Electronic Research Materials
- Include DNA Testing in Your Research
- Integrate Traditional and Electronic Research Findings
4. Analyze and Organize Your Family Information
- Understand the Genealogical Proof Standard
- Recognize and Evaluate Original vs. Derivative Sources
- Evaluate Primary vs. Secondary Information in Original Records
- Apply Critical Thinking Skills to Your Genealogical Research
- Place Your Ancestors into Context
- Format Names, Dates and Locations Correctly
- Work with Pedigree Charts
- Work with Family Group Sheets
- Create Source Citations for Your Data
- Select a Family Tree Format
5. Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Their Basic Records
- Place Your Ancestors into Context
- Become a Student of History
- Use Maps to Locate the 'Right' Place to Research
- Locate Birth, Marriage and Death Records
- Locate Domestic Partnership and Civil Partnership Records
- Deal with Suspected Name Changes
- Summary
6. Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors
- Locate and Access Census Records in the Digital Age
- Understand and Work with United State Census Records
- Understand and Work with British and Irish Census Records
- Understand and Work with Canadian Census Records
- Locate Additional Information on the Censuses

Part 2: Expand Your Research
7. Extend Your Research With Advanced Record Types

- Use Religious Records
- Obtain and Analyze Mortuary and Funeral Home Records
- Read Between the Lines in Obituaries
- Locate and Delve into Cemetery Records
- Search for Other Death-Related Documents
- Get Inside Your Ancestor's Mind Using Wills and Probate Records
- Obtain Information from the Social Security Administration
- Use Historical Newspapers to Learn About Your Ancestor's Life Events
- Consider Other Institutional Record Types
8. Use the Many Types of Military Service Records
- Expand Your Knowledge of Military Service
- Investigate Military History for the Appropriate Time Period
- Identify Possible Sources for Military Records
- Examine Samples of Military Records
- Locate Other Military-Related Records
9. Understand and Use Land and Property Records
- Locate and Use Land and Property Records in the United States
- Learn About Land and Property Records in Canada
- Learn About Land and Property Records in the United Kingdom
- Locate Land and Property Records Online
- Place Your Ancestors into Context with Property Records
10. Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records
- Understand Why People Migrate
- Locate and Use US Immigration and Naturalization Records
- Locate and Access Canadian Immigration Records
- Locate and Access Australian Immigration Records
- Use Strategies for Determining Your Ancestor's Migration Path
- Use Other Strategies for Determining Your Ancestor's Place of Origin
- Understand the Naturalization Process
- Work Immigration, Naturalization, and Census Records in Tandem
11. Discover Where to Locate Evidence About Your Family
- Determine Where to Look for Different Document Types
- Use Indexes and Other Finding Aids
- Use Libraries and Archives
- Use the FamilySearch Catalog and the LDS Family History Centres
- Consult Reference Books and Other Resources
- Deal with Closed or Limited Access to Materials
- Order Document Copies by Postal Mail, Email, and Online
- Keep Track of Your Correspondence
- Use a Research Log
- Set Up and Use a Filing System

Part 3. Employ Advanced Strategies and Electronic Tools
12. Assess Internet Websites to Mire Successfully Research Your Ancestors
- Categorize the Major Types of Internet Resources
- Categorize the Major Types of Genealogical Web Page Resources
- Structure Effective Searches to Locate Information
- Use Another Way to Fine-Tune Your Google Searches
- Use Mailing Lists and Message Boards to Share Information
- Locate and Use Additional Resources in Your Research
13. Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA)
- Learn About DNA and its Place in Genealogical Research
- Discover the Difference Between Paternal Testing, Maternal Testing, Autosomal Testing and the results
- Test Processes and Results
- Learn About Genetic Testing Services
- Join a DNA Surname Project on the Internet
- Learn More About Genetic Genealogy
14. Use Alternative Research Strategies to Locate Difficult-to-Find Ancestors
- Recognize When you have Hit a "Brick Wall"
- Look for Alternative Record Types
- Take a Fresh Look at Your Evidence
- Reevaluate the Quality of Your Sources
- Dissect Obituaries
- Widen the Scope of Your Search to Include New and Different Sources
- Use Photographs in Your Family Research
- Switch to Another Family Member to Bypass your Roadblock
- Seek Help from Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Societies
- Engage the Help of a Professional Researcher
- Consider Some Common Brick Walls
15. Incorporate Social Networking into Your Genealogy Research
- Locate and Use Blogs
- Use Wikis and Collaborate with Others
- Enjoy Podcasts and Online Radio Broadcasts
- Learn More About Genealogical Research with Internet Videos
- Attend Live Webinars and Access Recorded Webinars
- Learn About and Use the Latest Social Media Resources
- Learn About Hardware and Software for the Tech-Savvy Genealogist
- Use Smartphone Apps for Genealogy-on-the-Go

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