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Genealogy online for dummies
Helm, Matthew.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical laser disc.
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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CS21 .H45 1999 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks
CS21 .H45 1999 Adult Fiction Open Shelf
CS21 .H45 1999 Book and Software Set Open Shelf
CS21 .H45 1999 Book and Software Set Open Shelf

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Genealogical research tools on CD-ROM!

Includes 40-page Web site directory!

Discover just how easy it is to track down your ancestors Now revised with new resources plus expanded help for African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American families, this friendly guide shows you step by step how to zero in on the best online sites and sources, swap information with other researchers -- and fill in your family tree! all this on the bonus CD-ROM A trial version of Ultimate Family Tree Demos of Family Tree Maker, Family Origins, AniMap Plus 1.6D, Genelines, Reunion, and Generations Grande Suite 5.2 Plus genealogical shareware, an evaluation copy of Paint Shop Pro, and much more Minimum system requirements: 486 Windows 3.1 PC or 68040 OS 7.5 Mac; 8-16 MB RAM; 2x CD-ROM drive; 14.4K Internet connection. See CD-ROM appendix for details.

Discover how to: Go straight to the best online resources Search efficiently and avoid dead ends Share data with other researchers Access government records Work with genealogical software Publish your findings on the Web

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Author Notes

Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm created The Genealogy Toolbox. Matthew is a Web producer at; April is president of Toolbox Internet Marketing Services.

Table of Contents

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 Ethnic Research
Chapter 6 Government Records
Chapter 7 Records Off the Beaten Path
Part III Keeping Your Ancestors in Line: Organizing and Presenting Your Findings
Chapter 8 Fine-Tuning Your Organizational and Preservation Skills
Chapter 9 Using Your Computer to Store and Organize Information. The Genealogy Online For Dummies Internet Directory
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 Things to Remember When You Design Your Genealogical Web Site
Chapter 15 Ten Sites for Genealogy Beginners
Chapter 16 Ten Tips for Genealogical Smooth Sailing
AppendixA Going Online
AppendixB What Does This Mean? (A Glossary of Terms)
AppendixC About the CD
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement
Installation Instructions
Book Registration Information