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Tracing Your Family History Online For Dummies
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Society of Australian Genealogists Matthew L. Helm
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Tracing Your Family History Online For Dummies

Society of Australian Genealogists Matthew L. Helm April Leigh Helm



Family history, tracing ancestors


344 pages

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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Use the internet to track down your ancestors Millions of genealogical resources and records are available online, allowing you to become a successful family historian from the comfort of your home. This fully updated and practical guide shows you where to start, how to find and use the best websites and how to swap information with others -- helping you to become a smart, discriminating researcher.

Plan for genealogical success -- get organised to make your research more efficient Begin your search -- start learning where your ancestors came from Find elusive records -- access Australian and international records for births, deaths, marriages, arrivals and more Organise your findings -- understand traditional methods of genealogical organisation and use software to organise and store information Share your findings online -- create websites and form research groups Bonus CD includes: Genealogical software tools including Legacy 7.0, Ezitree, Brother's Keeper and Reunion for Macintosh. Plus useful tools like Paint.

NET, Open Office and AVG anti-virus software.

By:   Society of Australian Genealogists
With:   Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm
Imprint:   Wiley
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9780731409099
ISBN 10:   0731409094
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   July 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction. Part I: Getting Your Act Together. Chapter 1: You Gotta Have Groundwork. Chapter 2: Planning for Genealogical Success. Chapter 3: What's in a Name? Chapter 4: Locating Your Ancestors (Geographically Speaking). Part II: Finding the Elusive Records. Chapter 5: Australian Government Records. Chapter 6: Records Off the Beaten Track. Chapter 7: Zeroing In on Your Origins. Part III: Keeping Your Ancestors in Line: Organising and Presenting Your Findings. Chapter 8: Finetuning Your Organisational and Preservation Skills. Chapter 9: Using Your Computer to Store and Organise Information. Part IV: Share and Share Alike. Chapter 10: Coordinating Your Attack: Getting Help from Other Researchers. Chapter 11: Sharing Your Wealth Online. Chapter 12: From Your Computer to the World. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 13: Ten Handy Databases. Chapter 14: Ten Websites for Genealogy Beginners. Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing. Chapter 16: Ten Things to Remember When You Design Your Genealogical Website. Appendix A: What Does This Mean? (A Glossary of Terms). Appendix B: About the CD. Appendix C: Internet Directory. Index.

Matthew L. Helm is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for, Inc. He's the creator and maintainer of the award-winning Helm's Genealogy Toolbox ( ), Helm/Helms Family Research Page and a variety of other websites. Matthew speaks at national genealogical conventions and lectures to genealogical and historical societies. Matthew holds an AB in History and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. April Leigh Helm is the President of, Inc. She lectures on genealogy and other topics for various conferences and groups. She holds a BS in Journalism and an EdM in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Together, the Helms have co-authored several books in addition to the five US editions of Genealogy Online For Dummies. They include Family Tree Maker For Dummies , Your Offi cial America Online Guide to Genealogy Online and Get Your Degree Online .

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