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Plugging into your past : how to find real family history records online
Crume, Rick.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
236 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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CS49 .C78 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room Non-Circ

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Now every genealogist can unlock the treasure trove of real, digitized records found on the Internet and CD-ROMs. In Log Onto Your Past, Rick Crume gives readers a guided tour of the fast-growing list of resources available right at their fingertips.His friendly and accessible instruction makes it easy for genealogists of all skill levels to coax vital clues about their family history from electronic records and databases. Readers will learn how to quickly locate everything from marriage and census records to family bible pages and tombstone transcriptions.This indispensable reference is packed with tips, tricks and strategies for tapping online genealogy resources. It's the key to finding what you need on the Internet-the most powerful tool in family history research!

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Booklist Review

Crume provides an invaluable resource for amateur genealogists. Acknowledging\b that the bulk of preliminary research now can be accomplished online, he addresses the many technological issues that may overwhelm and deter novice Web surfers and CD-ROM users. After offering useful tips on accessing and evaluating often intimidating genealogical databases, he furnishes strategies for wording queries and narrowing searches in order to acquire the desired family information quickly and directly from an array of online records and archives. Resources currently available\b online include vital records;\b census\b records; probate and court records;\b cemeteries and tombstone inscriptions; military records; land and property records; church records; and newspapers, journals, books, wills and manuscripts. This informative guidebook supplies a blueprint for initiating a wide variety of family research projects. --Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Strategies for Working the Webp. 3
2 Genealogy Megasitesp. 10
3 Vital Recordsp. 21
4 Census Recordsp. 72
5 Will, Probate, and Court Recordsp. 88
6 Cemeteries and Tombstone Inscriptionsp. 106
7 Military Recordsp. 127
8 Land and Property Recordsp. 167
9 Newspapersp. 177
10 Church Recordsp. 196
11 Books, Journals, and Manuscriptsp. 220
Appendix A Documenting Digital Sourcesp. 226
Appendix B Saving Filesp. 229
Appendix C Online Services and CD-ROM Publishersp. 232
Indexp. 234