Synopses & Reviews
A renowned genealogy expert reveals how to mine the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records
Fully updated to cover social networking, new census data, and the latest research tools, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Third Edition successfully addresses the different available record types and both traditional and electronic research strategies in a comprehensive way. The book explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and includes extensive guidance for using the fastest-growing segments of genealogical research tools: the Internet and social networking.
How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Third EditionAddresses global resources for English-speaking researchers and includes resources from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and AustraliaFilled with illustrations of document examplesShows you how to combine traditional genealogical research methods, electronic resources, and social networking to achieve successful resultsCovers everything from the library to the courthouse, the census to the cemetery, and the Internet-based databases to message boards, mailing lists, and online webinarsFeatures a new, full chapter on social networkingContains updated chapters on newly released and forthcoming census records, the acceleration of records digitization, and how blogs, podcasts, and videocasts can be used by genealogists
Why Explore Your Genealogy; Organize and Create Your Family Tree; Balance Traditional and Electronic Research; Social Networking's Value for Genealogy Research; Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Vital Records; Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors; Extend Your Research with Advanced Record Types; Locate Use the Wide Variety of Military Records; Understand and Use Land and Property Records; Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records; Discover Where to Locate Documents about Your Family; Learn the Tricks of Successful Internet Searches; Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA); Follow Alternative Paths to Locate Different Records; Case Study: A Case Study Using Traditional and Electronic Resources and Methods
Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records
In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls; plan a successful genealogy research trip; evaluate sources; and other vital skills to help you uncover and illuminate your family's story. Structure an effective research strategy Locate and access genealogy resources for U.S., Canadian, UK and Ireland, and Australian research See illustrations of scores of sample documents Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online Learn the most efficient Internet search techniques Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques Discover and use alternative research paths to locate difficult-to-find records Learn to integrate your research by reviewing a real case study