If you are a first timer at Family Research this book is complicated if you do not understand how to start. It gives lots of detail and I tried some of the sites it suggested, but you get on to them and they are mine fields. It is also so easy to get signed up for some thing you don't want and spend lots of money on sites they say they are free - what you get in the end is a name & date of birth nothing else so you have to spend money one way or the other i.e. getting tokens or signing up for 6 to 12 months.
I am now looking for something more simple for beginners.
I am not under the illusion that this research is easy because it is not, you must be prepared to double check everything. I am still keen to learn.