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Genealogy Online For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))


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Thanks to the Internet, just about anybody can become a crack genealogist. Gone are the days of hunkering down with dusty old tomes in forbidding archives and excruciatingly slow snail-mail correspondence with foreign officials and distant relations. Also gone are the days of traveling thousands of miles to track down a lead on an elusive ancestor. Now, with a few clicks of the mouse you can exchange emails with family members around the world. You can find images of historical documents and gain access to valuable genealogical resources you never suspected existed. And with the help of powerful new software you can efficiently organize your data and use it to create handsome genealogical charts.

The fun and easy way to become your familys historian, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you harness the power of the Web to track down your ancestors. Now including coverage of the latest online resources, including the LDS (Mormon) FamilySearch site, this friendly guide shows you how to:

  • Zero-in on the best online sites
  • Search efficiently and avoid dead ends
  • Access government records
  • Swap information with other researchers
  • Work with genealogical software
  • Publish your findings on the Web

Written by the managers of the two leading online genealogical resources, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition walks you step-by-step through the entire process, including:

  • Gathering basic family information and developing an online search plan
  • Searching for information about members of ethnic and religious groups and other specialized types of records
  • Building a genealogical database and presenting your information
  • Working with other researchers, connecting with groups and societies, and sharing your research with the online community

You also get a bonus CD-ROM featuring a gold mine of genealogical software tools, including:

  • FamilyTree Maker v6.0
  • HomeSite and Paint Shop Pro evaluation versions
  • Demo versions of Family Reunion Organizer, Ancestral Quest, Genelines, Family Origins, and AniMap Country Boundary Historical Atlas

The most user-friendly, up-to-date guide to conducting successful genealogical searches, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes tracing your roots easier and more enjoyable than ever.

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