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Mastering Online Genealogy

Publisher: Cold Springs Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 144 pages
Author: W. Quillen
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781593602246
Other: 5th ed., b&w photo, glossary, index
Publisher: Cold Spring Press

W. Daniel Quillen's 5th edition of 'Mastering Online Genealogy' covers the use of computers and the Internet so 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
- That value of message boards, blogs, etc.
- What kind of computer and software should you buy?
- Genealogy software reviews

Please note this is a US published book, so does tend to focus on US records and research.

Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Essentials
 - The Basics
 - Notes
 - Be Specific
 - Speed vs Accuracy
 - Standard Date Format
 - Don't Give Up
 - The Journey
 - Research Plan
 - Don't Procrastinate
 - Primary and Secondary Sources
 - Netiquette
 - Privacy Laws
3.What Computer Shall I Use?
 - Computer Recommendations
 - Other Costs
4. Searching
 - Search Engines
 - Boolean Operators
 - Family Surname Group
 - Funeral Home Records
 - Genealogy Societies
 - Online Death Certificates
 - Local Histories
 - Message Boards
 - Old Newspapers
 - Context
 - Birth Announcements
 - Obituaries
 - Wedding Announcements
 - Society Pages
 - Finding Old Newspapers
 - 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
 - Cemetery Websites
 - Ellis Island
 - FamilySearch.org
 - Ancestry.com Message Boards
 - Libraries
 - USGen Web
 - RootsWeb
 - Cyndi's List
6. Subscription Services
 - Ancestry.com
 - Fold3.com
 - Genealogy.com
 - Newspaper Archives
 - One Great Family
 - World Vital Records
 - HeritageQuest
7. Government Records
 - US Censuses
 - State Censuses
 - Mortality Schedules
 - British Records
 - Immigration and Naturalization Records
 - Birth, Death and Marriage Records
 - Military Records
 - National Archives
 - Wills and Probate Records
8. Genealogy Software Reviews
9. Glossary
Index

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