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Tracing Your Family History on the Internet

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2011
Other Data: b&w photos, further reading, index
ISBN: 9781848842687

Availability: Last Supplies Available
Product Code: PNS230
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The internet is revolutionising family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.

But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of. Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come?

As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Islands, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.

1. Gateways and Institutions
- Recording Information
- Gateway Sites
- Key Institutions
- Commercial Vendors
2. Genealogical Essentials
- Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Church Records
- Censuses
- Probate and Confirmation
- Directories
- Maps and Gazetteers
- Newspapers
- Nobility and Gentry
3. Occupational Records
- The Armed Forces
- Merchant Seamen
- Workers' Rights
- Mining
- Communications
- The Church
- The Law
- Theatrical
- Medical
- Business
4. England
5. Wales
6. Scotland
- Western Isles
7. Northern Ireland
8. Crown Dependencies
9. Empire and Migration
- Immigration
- Emigration
10. Social Networking

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