- By Chris Paton

Tracing Your Family History On The Internet

  • Title: Tracing Your Family History On The Internet
  • Author: Chris Paton
  • ISBN: 9781848842687
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tracing Your Family History On The Internet The internet is revolutionizing family history research Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available N

    The internet is revolutionizing family history research Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this sThe internet is revolutionizing family history research Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.

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    1. As a genealogy novice, I found this to be a comprehensive yet readable guide around the proliferation of family history websites. The book starts by outlining "gateway" and institutional websites before moving on to ways of tracking births/marriages/deaths (which can be problematic in Ireland) and census results. There are sections on tracing ancestors through their occupations, listings of specialist websites about each province and county, and a chapter on finding Irish ancestors who emigrated [...]

    2. Skim read this one and followed up on a few useful tips I'd not found elsewhere. An absolute treasure trove of info, and a beginning genealogist will be spoiled by all the recommendations and illustrated examples (e.g. how to cross-check for marriage records in both spouses' names on different sites). I'm looking at a hard copy, but see that the Kindle edition has clickable links to the resources mentioned, which would save on a lot of typing, so worth considering!

    3. Kindle sample was very good. I think I would like to own this book in hardcopy. I will look for it at the genealogy conferences.

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