Genealogy Online For Dummies by Matthew L. Helm

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Thanks to the Internet, just about anybody can become a crack genealogist. Gone are the days of hunkering down with dusty old tomes in forbidding archives and excruciatingly slow snail-mail correspondence with foreign officials and distant relations. Also gone are the days of traveling thousands of miles to track down a lead on an elusive ancestor. Now, with a few clicks of the mouse you can exchange emails with family members around the world. You can find images of historical documents and gain access to valuable genealogical resources you never suspected existed. And with the help of powerful new software you can efficiently organize your data and use it to create handsome genealogical charts.

The fun and easy way to become your family’s historian, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you harness the power of the Web to track down your ancestors. Now including coverage of the latest online resources, including the LDS (Mormon) FamilySearch site, this friendly guide shows you how to:Zero-in on the best online sitesSearch efficiently and avoid dead endsAccess government recordsSwap information with other researchersWork with genealogical softwarePublish your findings on the Web

Written by the managers of the two leading online genealogical resources, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition walks you step-by-step through the entire process, including:Gathering basic family information and developing an online search planSearching for information about members of ethnic and religious groups and other specialized types of recordsBuilding a genealogical database and presenting your informationWorking with other researchers, connecting with groups and societies, and sharing your research with the online community

You also get a bonus CD-ROM featuring a gold mine of genealogical software tools, including:FamilyTree Maker v6.0HomeSite and Paint Shop Pro evaluation versionsDemo versions of Family Reunion Organizer, Ancestral Quest, Genelines, Family Origins, and AniMap Country Boundary Historical Atlas

The most user-friendly, up-to-date guide to conducting successful genealogical searches, Genealogy Online For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes tracing your roots easier and more enjoyable than ever.


About Matthew L. Helm

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Matthew L. Helm is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for, Inc. He's the creator and maintainer of the award-winning Helm's Genealogy Toolbox, Helm/Helms Family Research Page, and a variety of other Web sites. Matthew speaks at national genealogical conventions and lectures to genealogical and historical societies. Matthew holds an A.B. in History and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. April Leigh Helm is the President of, Inc. April lectures on genealogy and other topics for various conferences and groups. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and an Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Together, the Helms have coauthored several books in addition to the five editions of "Genealogy Online For Dummies," They include "Family Tree Maker For Dummies, Your Official America Online Guide to Genealogy Online," and "Get Your Degree Online. Helm is the president of Toolbox Internet Marketing Services, Inc.
Published May 1, 1998 by Idg Books. 315 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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