The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy, 2nd Edition Paperback – Jan 3 2006
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If you want to learn more about your family, now's the time to start. With the advent of the Internet, there's more information available than ever before, and it's easier to access now than in the good old days of musty libraries and records halls. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy by Rhonda McClure will have you wired and digging up dirt (or gold) in just an hour or two. Even the most ardent computer-hater will have to admit that the search is simpler, and McClure makes the case clearly. Her charming prose is well complemented by online images and hint boxes scattered liberally on each page. Specific sites are mentioned as well as general means of searching for family data, so even if one site disappears you can still get what you need. The book covers the basics of both gathering family data and online searches, so if you're not quite up to speed on one or the other, you can quickly figure it out. After you've browsed a bit and started collecting information, the later chapters help you to communicate with other researchers, mining government records, and even publishing your own results online. It's not hard to learn plenty about your family's history; whether you want to get in touch with your roots, glean medical information to improve your own health, or give your kids something to think about, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy is for you. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Contains a lot of helpful common sense tips that will prevent future headaches. A lot of well thought out suggestions and tips too.
I especially like how when they suggest you talk to your extended family and interview them for genealogy information that you be patient with them and let them tell their stories. A lot of well-mannered tips like these are what elevate this book to excellence.
A lot of the confusing aspects of genealogical research such as document requests and providing proof and evidence are well covered.
I highly recommend this book for the beginner to intermediate level genealogist.
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I haven't completed the book as yet but what I have used and read seems to be easier to figure out where I was going wrong before I had the book. It is easy to read and understandPublished on Sept. 2 2011 by bandit
If you are a beginner and don't know where to start, start here! This is an easy to use and easy to understand reference. It's great!Published on Nov. 20 2003 by Whipstitch
This book is great. It has helped me trace my ancestry back more than ten generations and to four different countries. I recommend this book to any new or experienced genealogists!Published on Aug. 30 2002 by Nicholas
This book is not just for beginners! Every researcher should read this book to keep them on track in their family history research. Read morePublished on April 23 1999 by Jeri J. Steele
This book is an outstanding book for the beginner or experienced genealogist. It is well-written and easy to read. Read morePublished on March 2 1999 by Jesse Stephenson<firstname.lastname@example.org>