Table of Contents for Genealogist's Internet


PREFACE x
Citing internet addresses
x
Disappearing resources
xi
What's new in this edition
xii
Acknowledgements
xiii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
Genealogy and the internet
1
Offline genealogy
2
History
3
2 FIRST STEPS 6
Tutorials
6
Getting help
12
Genealogical terms and abbreviations
13
3 ONLINE STARTING POINTS 15
The British Isles
16
General genealogy gateways
21
Web directories
26
4 USING ONLINE SOURCES 28
Approaches to digitization
28
Paying for records
30
Indexes, transcriptions and images
32
Indexing issues
33
Payment systems
38
Major commercial data services
39
Document services
50
Image formats and viewers
52
Which data service?
57
Common problems
57
5 CIVIL REGISTRATION 60
England and Wales
60
Scotland
72
Ireland
74
Offshore
77
Certificate exchanges
77
Overseas
78
6 CENSUS 80
General information
80
Free census indexes
81
The commercial services
84
The 1911 census
88
Comparison
91
Ireland
95
Overseas
98
7 CHURCH RECORDS 99
Parish churches
100
FamilySearch
101
FreeReg
106
Local resources
106
Commercial data services
108
Scotland
109
Ireland
109
The Roman Catholic Church
110
Nonconformist churches
111
Monumental inscriptions
113
8 PROPERTY, TAXATION AND CRIME 115
Wills
116
Land and taxation
120
Crime
125
9 OCCUPATIONS 128
Occupational terms
128
General information
129
Individual occupations
131
The learned professions
134
Company records
140
Trade unions
141
10 THE ARMED FORCES 142
General information
142
The Royal Navy and merchant navy
144
The Army
148
The Royal Air Force
151
Medals
152
Commemoration
153
11 MIGRATION AND COLONIES 158
Passenger lists
161
The Americas
162
Australasia
164
Africa and the Caribbean
166
India
169
European immigration
171
12 PRINT SOURCES 175
Books
175
Directories
179
Newspapers
184
13 ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES 192
Gateways to archives
193
The National Register of Archives
195
National archives
196
The national libraries
202
County record offices
203
Public libraries
203
University libraries
204
Family History Centers
205
The Society of Genealogists
208
Beyond the British Isles
208
14 SURNAMES, PEDIGREES AND FAMILIES 209
Surname interests
209
Pedigree databases
215
Genetics and DNA testing
224
Royal and notable families
226
Locating living people
232
15 GEOGRAPHY 237
Gazetteers
237
Modern maps
245
Historical maps
248
Map collections
257
Finding maps
258
Interactive mapping
258
16 HISTORY 260
General resources
260
Local history
261
Social history
264
Names
266
Understanding old documents
270
17 PHOTOGRAPHS 279
National collections
279
Local collections
281
Personal sites
284
Commercial photographs
284
Professional photographers
285
Portraits
286
Dating, preservation, restoration
287
Photo sharing
289
18 DISCUSSION FORUMS 293
Mailing lists
293
Newsgroups
302
Web forums
303
Netiquette
306
Starting your own discussion group
308
Which discussion group?
308
19 SEARCH ENGINES 310
Using a search engine
312
Formulating your search
313
Refining your search
320
Search tips
320
Searching for files
321
Sites and domains
323
Limitations
324
The 'invisible web'
325
Choosing a search engine
326
Using multiple search engines
329
Genealogy search tools
330
Further information
331
20 PUBLISHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE 333
Publishing options
333
Family trees for the web
335
Web publishing basics
338
Software
343
Website design
352
Uploading your website
355
Publicity
356
Preserving your family history
358
Help and advice
358
21 THE WORLD OF FAMILY HISTORY 360
Societies and organizations
360
Events
361
Courses
362
Magazines and journals
363
News
366
Podcasting
370
Software
371
Online shops
373
Professional researchers
376
Lookup services
377
22 ISSUES FOR ONLINE GENEALOGISTS 379
Good practice
379
Using online information
380
Copyright
382
Privacy
383
Quality concerns
385
Finding material
386
Longevity
387
Outlook
388
Internet Glossary 390
Bibliography 393
Index 394