‘This is a really useful book….Highly recommended.’ (Practical Family History, July 2010). ‘…this is a well–written and very informative book…’ (Your Family Tree, July 2010). ‘ …suitable for readers of any age and for those with a fear of technology...easy to read and definitely user friendly’. (Family History Monthly, August 2010).
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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