Annotations for Genealogy Online
Baker & Taylor
Describes the most current genealogy-related websites and networks available and explains how to begin and maintain a family history research project.
Baker & Taylor
Updated to include valuable new resources and sites--such as Facebook, Second Life, blogs, podcasts, IM chat and Skype--a revised guide discusses a host of ancestry-related websites and online services, with helpful instruction in how to organize a search, where to begin, how to find specific types of genealogical information, how to use online tools effectively and how to track, organize, analyze and share research. Original.
Crowe, a genealogist and writer who presents workshops on online genealogy, presents a guide to online genealogy research. She covers aspects like beginning a project, genealogy education, useful software, online etiquette, ethics and privacy, and using search engines, chat, Skype, Twitter, mail lists and groups, newsletters, and social bookmarking and tagging, as well as specific sites like Ellis Island Online, the National Genealogical Society, the Mormon church, Ancestry.com and Rootsweb, finding government documents, and ethnic resources. This edition has coverage of the use of Web 2.0 applications including push technology, streaming video, blogs, podcasts, and social networking. Knowledge of Internet technologies and programs is assumed. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The definitive online genealogy guide--updated with the latest Web 2.0 technologies
Begin or expand a successful genealogical research project using the proven, up-to-date methods and tools in this thoroughly revised bestselling guide. Featuring new coverage of Web 2.0 applications such as push technology, streaming video, blogs, podcasts, and social networking, Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition covers the wide array of ancestry-related networks, websites, and other online services, and explains how they all work.
Discover how to start your search, find specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and use online tools effectively and efficiently. Techniques for tracking, organizing, analyzing, and sharing research are included. The potential for finding clues, data, and other researchers looking for the same family names has increased exponentially in the last decade. This expert guide will help you take full advantage of the cutting-edge genealogy resources available at your fingertips.
- Select the best genealogy software for your project
- Carefully record, organize, and back up your data
- Ensure accuracy, privacy, and copyright compliance
- Target your searches using Boolean terms
- Chat in real-time with researchers worldwide using Twitter, Skype, IM, and chat
- Subscribe to genealogy mail lists, newsletters, groups, forums, podcasts, and RSS feeds
- Integrate social networking tools into your research, including Facebook, Second Life, and Google Wave
- Use social bookmarking and tagging to find and share information
- Set up your own genealogy blog
- Search vast resources like the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress
- Tap into international genealogy resources
- Publish your research on the Web
"With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching" -- Elaine M. Kuhn, Library Journal
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Elizabeth Powell Crowe has been pursuing and writing about genealogy for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in Civil War Times, PCWorld, CJNet, Digital Genealogist, and other publications and websites. She is the bestselling author of previous editions of this book.