Genealogy Online 9th Edition

Fully updated to cover the latest Web 2.0 technologies—including social networking and blogs

Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition provides guided tour of online resources and communities helps anyone begin or dive deeper into a family history project. Thoroughly revised throughout, this new edition shows you how Web 2.0 tools can help you get more done in less time. The book reveals newly available records online, new citation methods for records found on the Internet, and more genealogy sites than ever before!

Genealogy experts publish blogs, podcasts, and newsletters filled with guidance, tips, and pointers to help researchers avoid the pitfalls while breaking down the walls that obscure family histories. With coverage of more than 100 websites, this book guides researchers to the best online resources and away from wastes of time and money.

Genealogy Online, Ninth Edition features:

  • New case studies and examples
  • Details on the newest resources, including blogs, podcasts, and newsletters
  • Coverage of social networking for genealogists both to gain and to give data, including a chapter on Facebook and Second Life
  • Information on the newly redesigned Mormon Genealogy site, including the indexing program
  • Expanded coverage of library card indexes, PRSI, online databases, and other resources available at local libraries
  • A revised chapter on chat, to include formats such as Skype and IM

Review of the Previous Edition
“With her thorough but not overwhelming descriptions, Crowe provides genealogists with a solid roadmap for successful searching. Libraries currently owning earlier editions will want to purchase this one for the updated information. Recommended for public and genealogy library collections.” --School Library Journal

Everything for the online genealogist:
Beginning a Genealogy Project; Software You Will Need; Genealogy Education; Online Communities; Ethics, Privacy, and Law in Genealogy; Revving Up Search Engines; Twitter, Skype, IM and Chat; Genealogy Mail Lists, Newsletters and Mail Groups; Social Networking; Social Bookmarking and Tagging; Blogging Your Genealogy, Sites, Software and More; Vital Records and Historic Documents; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints; Ellis Island Online: The American Family Immigration History Center; Online Library Card Catalogs and Services; International Genealogy Resources; Ethnic Genealogy Resources; The National Genealogical Society; Ancestry.com and RootsWeb; Genealogical Publishing Houses and Their Sites; A Potpourri of Geneaology; Genealogical Standards and Guidelines from the National Genealogical Society


Table of contents

Part I: BasicsChapter 1. Beginning a Genealogy Project;Chapter 2. Software You Will Need; Chapter 3. Genealogy Education; Chapter 4. Online Communities; Chapter 5. Ethics, Privacy, and Law in Genealogy; Part II: General Genealogy;Chapter 6. Revving Up Search Engines; Chapter 7. Talk to Me: Twitter, Skype, IM and Chat; Chapter 8. Genealogy Mail Lists, Newsletters and Mail Groups; Chapter 9. Social Networking;Chapter 10. Social Bookmarking and Tagging; Chapter 11.Blogging Your Genealogy, Sites, Software and More; Part III: The Nitty Gritty: Places to Find Names, Dates, and Places;Chapter 12. Vital Records and Historic Documents; Chapter 13.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints; Chapter 14. Ellis Island Online: The American Family Immigration History Center;Chapter 15. Online Library Card Catalogs and Services; Chapter 16. International Genealogy Resources; Chapter 17. Ethnic Genealogy Resources; Chapter 18. The National Genealogical Society; Chapter 19. Ancestry.com and RootsWeb; Chapter 20.Genealogical Publishing Houses and Their Sites; Chapter 21. A Potpourri of Geneaology; Part IV: AppendicesAppendix A.Genealogical Standards and Guidelines from the National Genealogical Society; Appendix B. How to Find a Professional Geneaologist; Glossary


Author comments

Elizabeth Powell Crowe has been pursuing genealogy for more than 20 years. She has worked as an editor for numerous genealogy- or technology-related publications including Computer Currentsmagazine, Valley Leaves, LeDespencer magazine, and the Computers in Genealogy. Crowe conducts genealogy workshops throughout the South, and has been a regular guest on the Dear MYRTLE Family History Internet Radio Show and other genealogy-related programs