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The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online
 
 

The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online [Kindle Edition]

Peter Christian
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...an excellent book for anyone using a computer to research ancestry from the British Isles... I can highly recommend this.' --Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy.

This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers:

·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census
·Civil registration indexes
·Information on occupations and professions
·DNA matching
·New genealogy websites and search engines
·Surname studies
·Passenger lists and migration records
·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs

This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An all-round good reference guide! 15 Feb 2013
By sardoc
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One of my (many) hobbies is researching my family tree. I've been doing this for two or three years now and it is something I love throwing myself into a few nights a month. When I saw the opportunity to review The Genealogist's Internet by Peter Christian I jumped at the chance. I feel I'm now past the beginner stage and am starting to get into the nitty gritty of tracing my family back past 1800 where possible as well as padding out their lives and trying to find out who they were beyond a name and some dates.

This book is perfectly pitched at this level for me. It starts with the basics, and so would also be useful for beginners, and is full of useful stuff. Peter Christian covers what you will need to know to start and the usual suspects to start with. I found this quite good to read anyway in case I had missed something (which I had!). There is too much out there for the casual researcher to assume they have thought of everything.

He then takes you through the various types of historical records available to you from birth records and censuses to parish records and military records. For each he gives information and links, suggestions of where to try and also cautions about where the limits of internet research could hold you back. I particularly found his narrative on where it is other factors, such as government cutbacks or legislation, which were preventing the information from being more readily accessible, very interesting reading.

The book also contains information on recording and preserving your research with suggestions you might want to try along with their pros and cons making it a good all round guide.

I personally found this a brilliant guide that I know I will be going back to time and time again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genealogists Internet. 2 Sep 2012
By johnb
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Very interesting book which brings together in one volume a lot of useful information which would have required a lot of effort to find otherwise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A valuable up-date in a fast moving field. 21 Nov 2012
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This is the 5th Edition of Peter Christian's book but the first I have owned having borrowed a (2009) previous edition. Everything 'on-line' is changing at a fast pace and the use of the Internet to research family history is no exception. Just one look at the contents page confirms the sheer practicality of PC's volume - it is useful to both beginner and experienced genealogists alike and is really bang up-to-date with a host of new sites (to me) to explore together with numerous other new sources of information. Strongly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book 16 Nov 2012
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This book has all the information needed to follow family research on the internet. It provides information to help find all those more difficult bits that can be particularly hard to trace. Overall a most useful addition to our personal library.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A genealogist's bible 5 Aug 2012
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It is too early to fully justify the usefulness of this book, but my first impression is how have I managed without it. The print is clear, easy to read and the index provides a quick reference. I am already making countless discoveries of hitherto unknown sources. Thank you Amazon for your usual quick and efficient service.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genealogist's Internet 23 July 2012
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This is a very useful book - contains not just links to relevant websites, but also has plenty of helpful information and guidance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good guide 27 Jun 2013
By DaveK
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Early days yet as I have not used all the information in the book but what I have used has been very helpful in my research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible. 14 Jun 2013
By Sue
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This book does what it says on the cover; it is the essential guide to researching your family history online.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
Excellent book & invaluable for regular reference. I had previously got an older edition from the library but after renewing it several times, I realised I needed my own copy.
Published 22 days ago by margaret dickson
3.0 out of 5 stars A very detailed guide and useful reference book but not a step by step...
As I'm researching my family tree, I downloaded this book. It is extremely detailed; perhaps too much. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stepas
5.0 out of 5 stars A Essential Guide
Reading through this book I ran out of book marks to mark useful pages and it has helped in getting more from internet research
Published 2 months ago by ColChris
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genealogists Internet
A really useful book. I have been researching my family history for about two years and this the first book that I have bought. Read more
Published 13 months ago by I. Lodge
5.0 out of 5 stars GENEALOGISTS DREAM
i have found that by reading through this book a bit at a time and researching the information contained in the book it has helped me to find a lot of my family ancestors. Read more
Published 14 months ago by roadmangeorge
4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Have not had a chance to read the book yet, but I do think this will help me with my family tree
Published 16 months ago by A Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Very heavy reading
I have been tracing my family tree for several years and, although I found the book very thorough, I also found it very heavy reading in places. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A rather dense tome.
I bought this book to help me in family research, however there is such a lot of information packed in it that it will take some time to digest. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. M. J. Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Internet Genealogy Guide Book
Very comprehensive guide which is useful to all levels of user. It will take along time to read and digest all the information contained in it but it can easily be used as a quick... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Philip Lavender
5.0 out of 5 stars A great asset to family historians
If you are compiling a family history this book is invaluable as it has up to date advice on where to find data online, as well hints and tips on how to access the records you... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Diane Weeks
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