Table of Contents for Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program


Chapter 1 Principles of Success for the Family Historian
Family History
1(3)
The Research Cycle
4(10)
Step 1 Set a Goal
7(1)
Step 2 Decide Which Source to Use
8(1)
Step 3 Locate the Source
8(1)
Step 4 Search the Source
9(1)
Step 5 Copy the Information
10(1)
Step 6 Evaluate the Information
11(2)
Step 7 Use the Results
13(1)
Step 8 Organize and Reorganize
13(1)
Preassessment
14(1)
Gather Family Records
14(3)
Conclusion: A Proven Formula
17(3)
Assignment 1 Sorting Your Family Materials
20(2)
Web Site
22
Chapter 2 Organizing Family Information
Before the Beginning There is Usually Chaos
1(1)
The Pedigree Chart
1(2)
The Family Group Record
3(28)
Assignment 2 Filling in Charts and Forms
31(2)
Web Site
33
Chapter 3 Becoming Acquainted with Your Genealogy Program
Entering Family Information
1(1)
Exciting Features of Good Genealogy Computer Programs
2(9)
Assignment 3 Entering Your Own Family Information
11(1)
Web Sites
12
Chapter 4 Why Document?
You'll Want to Document Because
1(1)
The Elements of a Complete Citation
2(1)
Making Your Research More Effective
3(4)
Transcribing and Abstracting
7(2)
Genealogy Documentation Guidelines
9(4)
A Guaranteed Guide for Excellent Documentation
13(5)
Assignment 4 Filling Out Documentation Guideline Forms
18(2)
Web Sites
20
Chapter 5 Printing Your Records
Before you Print
1(2)
Pedigree Charts
3(1)
Family Group Records
3(3)
Other Charts and Forms
6(1)
Print Destination
7(2)
Assignment 5 Printing Your Own Family Information
9(2)
Web Sites
11
Chapter 6 Your Family History Notebook
Your Family History Notebook and Filing System
1(3)
Pedigree Charts
4(4)
Pedigree Chart Index
8(1)
Alpha Index or Family Group Sorted List
8(1)
Descendancy Chart
9(1)
Family Group Records
10(2)
Other Tabs
12(2)
Assignment 6 Assembling Your Family History Notebook
14(1)
Web Site
15
Chapter 7 Developing a Sense of Our Ancestors' Environment
Mapping Your Ancestors' Lives
2(4)
A Geographical Perspective
6(9)
How to Use Maps Effectively in Your Research
15(7)
A Chronological Perspective
22(3)
Assignment 7 Organization of Historical Events
25(2)
Web Sites
27
Chapter 8 Resolving Conflict
Resolving Conflict
1(2)
Initial Techniques for Searching Sources
3(2)
Tips for Effective Use of the Research Planner
5(12)
Assignment 8 Resolving Conflict
17(3)
Web Sites
20
Chapter 9 State Vital Record Offices, Public Libraries, Courthouses and Local Repositories
Armchair Genealogy
1(3)
How to Search for Vital Records
4(14)
Public Libraries
18(3)
Courthouses
21(1)
Historical Societies
22(3)
Assignment 9 Determining the Best Respository
25(3)
Web Sites
28
Chapter 10 Resources of the Family History Library
Using the Family History Library Catalog
2(4)
Using the Results from the FHLC
6(2)
Navigating FamilySearch.org
8(1)
Navigating New FamilySearch
9(2)
Assignment 10 Using the FHLC
11(1)
Web Site
12
Chapter 11 Major Databases of the Family History Library
Family History Library Database Examples
1(1)
What is the IGI?
2(3)
Limitations of the IGI
5(3)
What is the Ancestral File?
8(1)
Doing a Preliminary Survey
9(2)
Correcting Errors in the Ancestral File
11(1)
What is the Pedigree Resource File?
11(1)
What is the Vital Record Index?
12(1)
What is the Social Security Death Index?
13(1)
What is the Scottish Old Parochial Index?
14(1)
What is the Military Records Index?
14(1)
What is the 1881 British Census Index?
14(1)
What is the 1851 British Census Index?
14(1)
More Indexes
14(1)
What is the Historical Books Search?
15(1)
What is the General Search Option?
16(1)
What is New FamilySearch?
17(2)
How to Share Using the Pedigree Resource File
19(1)
Assignment 11 Searching FHL Databases
20(1)
Web Sites
21
Chapter 12 Using Local Family History Centers
Your Local Family History Center
1(1)
Step-by-Step Guide to the FHC
2(1)
Research Strategies in a Family History Center
3(6)
Help for the Researcher
9(1)
Self-help Resources
9(1)
British Census Records
9(5)
Assignment 12 Visit a Local Family History Center
14(1)
Web Sites
15
Chapter 13 National Archives and Regional Records Services Facilities
Regional Records Servicees Facilities
1(1)
Immigration Records
2(1)
Military Records
3(5)
Assignment 13 Using Records of the National Archives
8(1)
Web Sites
9
Chapter 14 Census Records Between 1850 and 1930
General Guidelines
1(11)
Research Aids
12(6)
Other Indexes
18(4)
Other Census Films
22(5)
Assignment 14 Census Records
27(1)
Web Site
28
Chapter 15 Analysis and Goal Setting
Organization
1(1)
Determing What is Missing
2(2)
Communications
4(2)
Customs
6(1)
Dialect
7(1)
Naming Customs
7(1)
Which Reposiory Can Solve This Problem?
8(2)
Assignment 15 Make PlansNow for the Future
10(1)
Web Sites
11
Chapter 16 Sharing Your Family History Research
Sharing
1(3)
The Future
4(1)
Assignment 16 Sharing Your Family History Research Notebook
5(1)
Web Sites
6
Appendix A The Internet and Genealogy
Appendix B Genealogical Forms
Index