The Online Records Guidebook eBook
By Nancy Hendrickson
You’ll love this eBook if…
- You’d like to research your ancestors from the comfort of your own home
- You’re overwhelmed by the number of genealogy websites and need help drilling down which can help in your research (and how)
- You want to take advantage of the latest technological advances in record-finding
Having access to records has never been easier thanks to the explosion of online genealogy resources. This guide will teach you how to find and use the most valuable genealogy records online, plus how to find out your ancestry and grow your family tree by using web tools and resources like Ancestry.com and Google Earth. A bonus section on locating social history resources will also show you how to learn more about the world your ancestors lived in. Surf the web smarter with this one-stop resource for using genealogy websites and discovering online genealogy records.
The Online Records Guidebook eBook features:
- Detailed step-by-step guides to finding key genealogy records, such as birth records, military pensions, and US census returns, online
- Tips and suggestions for maximizing your family history research on ancestry websites and other genealogy resources
- Helpful case studies that apply key concepts to real-life searches
Excerpt: Sample Tips
Here are some tips you’ll find in The Online Records Guidebook eBook eBook:
- Double-check your facts. While sources such as obituaries and census records can be helpful and contain valuable information about your ancestors, they’re not infallible.
- Be sure to validate what you find in records (of all kinds) by consulting multiple sources. This is especially important for user-submitted information like online family trees.
- Think broadly about what records your ancestors may have left behind. Many researchers focus only on vital records and US federal censuses, but your ancestors created a variety of records (such as land records and military records) that can hold clues to your family’s past. Widen your search to include multiple kinds of records.
The Online Records Guidebook eBook is an eBook that comes in PDF format and can be printed out or viewed on your tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for easy reference while working with your family memories.