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More of a beginner's guide to the Internet than to genealogy
on 23 October 1998
Although this book is subtitled "Genealogical Research on the Internet," it is really more of a basic guide to using the Internet than it is an aide to genealogical research. A large portion of the book is dedicated to subjects like "How to Send and Receive E-mail Messages," "How Mailing Lists and Newsgroups Work," "Getting to Know Your Browser," and "How to Access a Web Site." Included are indexes of genealogical mailing lists, personal web sites, searchable databases, libraries, and archives, and a listing of the categories on Cyndi's List on the Web. Roughly 20% of the content is genealogy-specific, much of which is available on Cyndi's excellent website. This book will be most helpful to readers who are new to cyberspace but anyone who already knows how to send e-mail or surf the Web will find it less useful.