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Family History for the Older and Wiser: Find Your Roots with Online Tools (Third Age Trust (U3a)/Older & Wiser)

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Have you ever wanted to research your family history to discover your roots, but don’t know where to start? Family History for the Older and Wiser is an easy-to-follow guide which talks you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.

Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Learn how to:

  • Access and investigate online records
  • Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability
  • Incorporate your family tree into online programs
  • Share your research with friends and family and much more…

U3A is a self-help learning cooperative for those no longer in full-time gainful employment. Members come together to share their love of learning through educational, creative and leisure activities. U3A offer their members a wide choice of 300+ subjects in areas such as art, foreign languages, music, history, life sciences, lieterature, poetry, gardening, philosophy, crafts, field studies, archaeology, astronomy and computing. Currently there are over 230,000 members and more the 740 local U3A groups in the UK. Visit U3A online at www.u3a.org.uk

Synopsis:

Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.

Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Learn how to:

  • Access and investigate online records
  • Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability
  • Incorporate your family tree into online programs
  • Share your research with friends and family and much more…

Synopsis:

Written in full colour with explanatory screenshots and easy to read font, Family History for the Older & Wiser is a user friendly guide aimed at the over 50s. This book uses a case study approach, taking a single source item - an 1890 marriage record purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions that readers should be asking themselves about their own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Readers first investigate vital records and census, all of which can be accessed online. Readers learn to use spreadsheets to capture such information to assess its validity and reliability. As readers develop an outline family tree, they will learn how it can be incorporated into family tree programs.

Beyond this basic groundwork, more advanced techniques are developed such as scanning documents for inclusion in genealogical programs and for any published documentation; enhancing old photographs using digital imaging software; sharing data with others through newsgroups, websites and transcription projects.

Finally, readers will learn the various ways in which material from research can be distributed to family members - online through sites such as Genie and Ancestry, as presentations through Powerpoint, audio-visual software, PDF files and the creation of printed material through resources such as Photobox

Table of Contents

About the Author.

Acknowledgements.

Publisher’s Acknowledgements.

Icons Used in this Book.

PART I GETTING STARTED.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

How to Use This Book.

What, Why and How Much?

Case Study.

Chapter 2 What You Need to Begin.

Getting Information from Relatives.

Obtaining Certificates.

Gleaning Information from Photos.

Collecting Family Records.

Computing Requirements.

PART II BASIC GENEALOGY.

Chapter 3 The Facts of Life–Birth, Marriage and Death.

Vital Records in England and Wales.

Using Online Resources.

Obtaining Scottish Records.

Obtaining Irish Records.

Chapter 4 Counting the People–Census Records.

How the Census can Help Family Historians.

Searching Scottish Census Records.

Searching Irish Census Records.

Suggested Answers to the Census Research Task.

Reviewing the Evidence Collected So Far.

What Questions Do You Still Need to Ask?

PART III ONLINE SOURCES.

Chapter 5 Family Search.

Sources on the FamilySearch Website.

Searching the Site.

Understanding the Information Each Database Holds.

Using the Library Catalog.

Using Family Tree Software.

Research Guides.

Using the Tutorials.

Using Record Search.

Chapter 6 Using the Ancestry Website.

What's on the Ancestry Website?

Alternatives to Ancestry.

Research Task — Fischer/Smith.

Chapter 7 Using the National Archives.

What is TNA?

What is Available in TNA?

Searching the Catalogue.

Understanding the Difference Between the Catalogue and the Archives.

Using DocumentsOnline.

Access to Archives (A2A).

Finding Welsh Records.

Scotland–National Archives.

Ireland–National Archives.

Chapter 8 Accessing Information from Wills, Newspapers, Directories and Other Sources.

Wills.

Newspaper Archives.

Historical Directories, Maps and Gazetters.

GENUKI.

Family History Societies.

Mailing Lists.

Link Lists.

PART IV RECORDING YOUR RESEARCH.

Chapter 9 Using Spreadsheets.

Choosing Software.

Creating Data Lists from Research Findings.

Indexing Projects.

Printing Your Spreadsheets.

Being Kind to Your Eyes.

Chapter 10 Using Family History Software.

Benefits of Using a Family Tree Program.

Getting Started with Personal Ancestral File.

Viewing Data.

Creating Reports and Charts.

Saving Your Work.

Chapter 11 Working with Family Photos.

Sorting Your Family Photos.

Hosting a Picture-Tagging Party.

Handling and Preserving Photos.

Scanning Photos and Other Documents.

Using Software to Edit and Organize Photos.

PART V SHARING YOUR RESEARCH.

Chapter 12 Creating Presentations.

Understanding Your Audience.

Creating Slideshows.

Chapter 13 Publishing a Family Tree.

Creating a Family Tree Online.

Implementing Security and Data Protection Online.

The Fischer/Smith Family Online.

Publishing Your Work.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470686126
Author:
Fifer, Susan
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Susan Fi
Author:
Fer
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Genealogy -- Computer network resources.
Copyright:
Series:
Third Age Trust (U3a)/Older & Wiser
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20100730
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
210 x 174 x 15 mm 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.

Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Learn how to:

  • Access and investigate online records
  • Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability
  • Incorporate your family tree into online programs
  • Share your research with friends and family and much more…

"Synopsis" by , Written in full colour with explanatory screenshots and easy to read font, Family History for the Older & Wiser is a user friendly guide aimed at the over 50s. This book uses a case study approach, taking a single source item - an 1890 marriage record purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions that readers should be asking themselves about their own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.

Readers first investigate vital records and census, all of which can be accessed online. Readers learn to use spreadsheets to capture such information to assess its validity and reliability. As readers develop an outline family tree, they will learn how it can be incorporated into family tree programs.

Beyond this basic groundwork, more advanced techniques are developed such as scanning documents for inclusion in genealogical programs and for any published documentation; enhancing old photographs using digital imaging software; sharing data with others through newsgroups, websites and transcription projects.

Finally, readers will learn the various ways in which material from research can be distributed to family members - online through sites such as Genie and Ancestry, as presentations through Powerpoint, audio-visual software, PDF files and the creation of printed material through resources such as Photobox

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