The Online Records Guidebook E-book

Delve into your family's past with this comprehensive guide to finding genealogy records online. Whether looking for your ancestors in birth certificates or the US census, you'll find the resources you need to discover your roots in this ebook.
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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 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.

What's Inside

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:

  • 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 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.

About The Author: Nancy Hendrickson

Nancy Hendrickson is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on online genealogy. A contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine, she wrote the Unofficial Guide to and has been interviewed as an Internet genealogy expert in the New York Times, Kiplinger's and Better Homes and Gardens.

Contents of The Online Records Guidebook eBook:

Chapter 1: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Chapter 2: Land Records

Chapter 3: The Census

Chapter 4: Military Records

Chapter 5: Putting It All Together

Bonus: Life During Your Ancestors' Era

Note: This eBook contains portions of the larger work Discover Your Family History Online, which also discusses how to use Web resources to deepen your genealogy research. Learn more about the full ebook.

Additional Info
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SKU R3562
Author/Speaker/Editor Nancy Hendrickson
File Type PDF
Product Type E-book
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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