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The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online by [Christian, Peter]
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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

About the Author

Peter Christian is highly regarded in the world of online genealogy. He is a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and former editor of Computers in Genealogy magazine, his recent publications include Census - The Expert Guide (co-written with David Annal), published by The National Archives.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16342 KB
  • Print Length: 450 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1408159570
  • Publisher: A&C Black Business Information and Development; 1 edition (21 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008C1FUDG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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A really useful book. I have been researching my family history for about two years and this the first book that I have bought. I have found several really good leads and two brick walls are down already. You may get there eventually without the book, but you will certainly get there far quicker with it.
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Very good book
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could be more simple & useful
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The most important change in genealogy in recent years has been the growing usefulness of the internet. More and more information is becoming available on the net and new sites are appearing all the time. This is an excellent book for beginners and intermediate genealogists in helping to direct their research. Its one weakness is inherent in the publishing of books: it cannot be completely up-to-date with the rapid changes in genealogical websites. This 5th edition was published in 2012 and though it will continue to be a very useful tool for some time to come it is important to remember that is becoming, in some respects at least, out-of-date as websites appear and disappear or change their character..
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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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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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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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