Table of Contents for Genealogy Online


Introduction xiii
Part 1 The Basics
1(56)
Getting Setting Set Up: A Look at Hardware and Connections
3(14)
How to Select a Modem
4(3)
ISDN and xDSL
7(1)
ISDN
7(2)
XDSL
9(2)
Hold the Phone?
11(1)
Web TV
11(1)
Choosing an ISP
12(1)
Go Shopping
13(4)
Software
17(30)
Communications Software (The Engine)
18(1)
Browser
19(1)
How Browsers Work
19(1)
Which Browser to Use
20(1)
What It Looks Like
21(3)
FTP
24(2)
Mail-Reading Software
26(1)
Filters
26(1)
Spam Protection
26(6)
File Attachments and Formats
32(2)
Internet Mail Clients
34(2)
Inoculations
36(2)
Online-Ready Genealogy Programs
38(1)
Ultimate Family Tree
38(1)
Family Origins 7.0
38(2)
Family Tree Maker
40(1)
GedPage 2.0
41(1)
The Master Genealogist 4.0
41(2)
Generations Easy Tree
43(2)
Shop Around
45(2)
Rules of the Road: How to Surf Happily
47(10)
Attitudes and Etiquette
47(2)
Answer, Please
49(2)
Cautions and Caveats
51(1)
Sources and Proof
52(5)
Part 2 The Internet
57(120)
FTP
59(8)
Genealogy FTP Sites
61(1)
RootsWeb
61(2)
The Genealogy Anonymous FTP Site
63(1)
Genealogy Online FTP Archive
64(1)
The U.S. Government Census
65(2)
Usenet
67(20)
Complicated, but Useful
69(1)
Usenet History
70(1)
The Software
71(1)
Newsreaders
71(4)
Browsers
75(1)
Commercial Online Services
75(2)
Newsgroups of Interest to Online Genealogists
77(4)
Binary Files on Usenet
81(1)
Newsgroup FAQ Files
82(1)
Net Etiquette and Tips on Usenet
82(3)
Searching for Information within Newsgroups
85(1)
Beyond Usenet
86(1)
Genealogy Mailing Lists
87(22)
General Subscribing Tips
88(1)
An In-Depth Visit to ROOTS-L
88(2)
Some Roots-L Rules
90(1)
Communicating with People and Programs
91(1)
Available Files and Databases
91(1)
Putting Roots-L to Work
92(2)
Losing Contact with Roots-L
94(1)
Other Genealogy Mailing Lists
95(1)
General Genealogy Lists
96(3)
Ethnic Groups
99(1)
Family Name Lists
100(1)
Historical Groups
101(1)
Regional Groups
102(1)
Software Lists
103(2)
Email Newsletters
105(2)
Finding More Mailing Lists
107(2)
The World Wide Web
109(46)
What Does the World Wide Web Look Like?
110(1)
Browser Tips and Tricks
110(2)
Four Score and Seven Sites to See
112(16)
In-Depth Explorations of Some Major Genealogy Web Sites
128(1)
Genealogy Home Page (http://genhomepage.com/)
129(2)
Afri Geneas (http://www.afrigeneas.com)
131(3)
DearMyrtle's Place (http://members.aol.com/dearmyrtle/)
134(3)
UsGenWeb (http://www.usgenweb.org/)
137(3)
Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/)
140(4)
Find Your Own Favorites
144(2)
AOL NetFind
146(2)
Lycos
148(1)
Excite
148(1)
General Directories
149(3)
People Search Engines
152(1)
File Search Sites
153(1)
Searching for Information in Newsgroups
154(1)
Moving On
154(1)
Chat: Hail Thy Fellow on the Netl
155(22)
How it Works
158(2)
Chat Flavors
160(1)
AOL Instant Messenger
160(2)
Ding 2.5
162(2)
ICQ
164(2)
Microsoft Chat
166(1)
mIRC
167(1)
How to Chat
167(3)
Where to Chat
170(3)
Chat Etiquette
173(4)
Part 3 Specific Online Resources
177(50)
RootsWeb
179(10)
RSL---RootsWeb Surname List
180(1)
Other Search Engines
180(2)
Automatic Surname Notification Program
182(1)
GenConnect
183(1)
Web Sites
183(1)
Roots-L and State Resource Pages
184(1)
The HelpDesk
185(1)
RootsWeb Review
186(1)
Mailing Lists
186(1)
How RootsWeb is Different
187(2)
Online Library Card Catalogs
189(12)
Connecting to Card Catalogs by Web Browser
191(3)
Connecting to Card Catalogs by Telnet
194(3)
Where to Find More Online Card Catalogs
197(4)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
201(16)
FamilySearch Internet
202(1)
A Run-Through
203(2)
Alternative Methods
205(1)
Other Cool Stuff
205(5)
How to Use Information from LDS
210(2)
Some Background
212(2)
A Visit to an FHC
214(2)
The Future
216(1)
Commercial Web Sites
217(10)
Everton's (www.everton.com)
220(1)
Kindred Konnections (www.kindredkonnections.com)
221(2)
Genealogy.com (www.genealogy.com)
223(1)
Yourfamily.com
224(3)
Part 4 Commercial Online Services
227(48)
America Online's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum
231(28)
Member Welcome Center
234(1)
Beginners' Center
235(1)
FAQ/Ask the Staff
235(1)
The 5-Step Research Process
236(1)
Dear Myrtle's Beginner Lessons
237(1)
Beginners' Tool Kit
238(1)
For Starters Conference Room
239(1)
Other Resources
239(1)
Quick Start Guide
240(2)
Message Boards
242(4)
Genealogy Chat Center
246(2)
File Libraries Center
248(1)
Resource Center
248(1)
Internet Center
248(2)
Surnames Center
250(1)
Search the Forum
250(1)
Other Resources
250(1)
Genealogy Forum News
251(1)
DearMyrtle Daily Column
251(1)
Telephone Search Facilities
252(1)
Software Search
253(1)
Golden Gate Store
253(1)
Ancestral Seasonings Cookbook
253(2)
The Staff of the Genealogy Forum
255(4)
CompuServe's Genealogy Forums
259(16)
Forum Decorum
262(1)
Advertising on the Forums
263(1)
Sysops: The Forum Managers
264(1)
A Tour
264(7)
The Genealogy Vendors' Support Forum
271(1)
Genealogy Sysop Dick Eastman
272(3)
Appendix A The Genserv Project 275(16)
Appendix B Online Genealogy Books 291(2)
Appendix C Forms of Genealogical Data 293(8)
Appendix D Internet Error Messages 301(6)
Glossary 307(16)
Index 323