REVISED AND UPDATED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This new edition of the official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.
Author Brenda Dougall Merriman takes readers through the genealogical process of research and identification, while examining how the genealogical community has developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards are, and how they can be applied.
Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.
Unlock the secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing. The book features: Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.
Covering trends, issues and case studies, this collection presents 34 new essays by library professionals actively engaged in helping patrons with genealogy research across the United States. Topics include strategies for finding military and court records, mapping family migration and settlement, creating and accessing local digital services, and developing materials and instruction for patrons. Forewordist D. Joshua Taylor, host of Genealogy Roadshow and president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, notes: “The increasing popularity of the topic requires that any librarian who encounters genealogical customers remain on the forefront of new developments in the field.”
BE PART OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF INTERNET GENEALOGY! For a few pennies a day, a genealogy website invites all other genealogists in the world to see and help you with your own research. A genealogy website puts you in contact with those distant cousins. With a genealogy website, you are saying, ""Hey Cuz, are you out there?"" 1. An understandable coverage of a technical subject matter 2. A website development methodology 3. A detailed explanation of how to organize the information of your genealogy website 4. An explanation of what you'll need (and how to use it) to create your genealogy website 5. How to turn your genealogy website into a genealogy book Wholesale - Click Here
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Fully updated to cover the latest Web 2.0 technologies—including social networking and blogs Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition provides guided tour of online resources and communities helps anyone begin or dive deeper into a family history project. Thoroughly revised throughout, this new edition shows you how Web 2.0 tools can help you get more done in less time. The book reveals newly available records online, new citation methods for records found on the Internet, and more genealogy sites than ever before! Genealogy experts publish blogs, podcasts, and newsletters filled with guidance, tips, and pointers to help researchers avoid the pitfalls while breaking down the walls that obscure family histories. With coverage of more than 100 websites, this book guides researchers to the best online resources and away from wastes of time and money. Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition features: New case studies and examples Details on the newest resources, including blogs, podcasts, and newsletters Coverage of social networking for genealogists both to gain and to give data, including a chapter on Facebook and Second Life Information on the newly redesigned Mormon Genealogy site, including the indexing program Expanded coverage of library card indexes, PRSI, online databases, and other resources available at local libraries A revised chapter on chat, to include formats such as Skype and IM Review of the Previous Edition “With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching. Libraries currently owning earlier editions will want to purchase this one for the updated information. Recommended for public and genealogy library collections.” --School Library Journal Everything for the online genealogist: Beginning a Genealogy Project; Software You Will Need; Genealogy Education; Online Communities; Ethics, Privacy, and Law in Genealogy; Revving Up Search Engines; Twitter, Skype, IM and Chat; Genealogy Mail Lists, Newsletters and Mail Groups; Social Networking; Social Bookmarking and Tagging; Blogging Your Genealogy, Sites, Software and More; Vital Records and Historic Documents; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints; Ellis Island Online: The American Family Immigration History Center; Online Library Card Catalogs and Services; International Genealogy Resources; Ethnic Genealogy Resources; The National Genealogical Society; Ancestry.com and RootsWeb; Genealogical Publishing Houses and Their Sites; A Potpourri of Geneaology; Genealogical Standards and Guidelines from the National Genealogical Society
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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers: ·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census ·Civil registration indexes ·Information on occupations and professions ·DNA matching ·New genealogy websites and search engines ·Surname studies ·Passenger lists and migration records ·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
The most complete and current guide to successful online genealogy Conduct effective genealogical research using the expert techniques and innovative tools in this fully updated, bestselling resource. Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition reveals new research breakthroughs, such as DNA testing, and covers the latest ancestry-related websites, blogs, networks, and social media services. You'll find out how to begin your search, locate specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and efficiently use a wide variety of online tools. Proven methods for recording, organizing, analyzing, and sharing data are provided. Maximize the state-of-the-art genealogy resources available online and connect to researchers worldwide with help from this practical, up-to-date guide. Choose the right genealogy software for your project Record, organize, save, and back up your data Ensure accuracy, privacy, and copyright compliance Conduct targeted Internet searches using Boolean terms Connect to other researchers in real-time using Twitter, Skype, IM, and Google Use social networking services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and MeetUp Create your own genealogy blog and tag it for search engine optimization Use DNA testing to find living and past relatives Search vital statistics through the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and other resources Access online library card catalogs and services Tap into international and ethnic genealogy resources Publish your research in print and on the Web
Americans’ long and restless search for identity through family trees illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as preoccupation with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way to an embrace of diversity in one’s forebears, pursued through Ancestry.com and advances in DNA testing.
Next time someone claims all religions teach the same basic truths, how will you respond? Here's the factual support you need to defend the primacy of Christ and counter the assertions of Buddha, Krishna, Bahaulah, and Zoroaster. Easily accessible, absorbing answers to the tough questions searching minds are likely to ask.
A nationally known lecturer on genealogy tells uninitiated researchers the steps needed to find out who their ancestors really were and brings together for more experienced searchers important principles and practices.
Describes related Web sites and explains how to begin and maintain a family history research project.
Planting Your Family Tree Online is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a genealogy Web site. When people begin their genealogical adventure, they usually interview elderly members of the family and contact other family members. The next step is usually one of organization of the information collected. The third step is usually to share this information with other family members, traditionally by publishing research in a book. However, a family Web site has numerous advantages: It is interactive so others can contribute their stories and pictures. It will help you find long-lost relatives. It is an ideal way to preserve research for the entire family. It will break down the walls that have stumped you in your research. It recognizes that family research is an ongoing process, This book is written by Cyndi Howells, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a Web site of more than 130,000 online genealogical resources. Cyndi points out, "This book is loaded with URLs to Web sites that will give you everything you need to create a beautiful family tree online." However, Web site URLs change daily and some may no longer work. She has created web pages as part of Cyndi's List that correspond to the features of the book so that the URLs will be kept up-to-date.