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Tracing Your Family History on the Internet

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet [Kindle Edition]

Chris Paton
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The internet is revolutionizing family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of. Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come?As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.

About the Author

Chris Paton is a genealogist and writer based in Ayrshire. He runs the Scotland s Greatest Story research service at Formerly he was a television documentary maker and worked on history series such as War Walks, Secret History, Time Flyers and Meet the Ancestors. He is a regular writer for several British genealogy magazines and is currently completing a beginners guide to Scottish family history research. He also runs a Scottish genealogy news blog at and gives regular talks to local family history societies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2058 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword (14 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7CKS3K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genealogy book 25 Sep 2011
By Roger
This book does what it says on the can. It provides up to date guidance on using the internet to research family history
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 27 Dec 2013
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Chris Paton's titles are always worth their weight in gold and this is no exception. If you are starting out with your family research or even if you already know a wee bit, this excellent book guides you through the sources that are out there on the net and most importantly, tells you what you need to be aware of in using them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tracing Family History on the Internet 27 Feb 2013
By oap67
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Again this was bought as a birthday present for me. I have just started into family history and this book is proving invaluable giving various sites you can look at for free. It's already getting a bit dog eared!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present 8 Jun 2012
By suja
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This book was bought as a gift for someone who was retiring and may have the time to pursue this interest. The recipient was very pleased with this book, and thought it to be a clear and concise guide to research.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book 28 Aug 2013
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The book arrived in good condition, well packed and reasonably soon after ordering. From the previews I had read I had hoped that this book would be more accessible, however, rather heavy going and too much geared to N Ireland/Scotland.
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