Genealogy For Dummies

 
 
Standards Information Network (Verlag)
  • 8. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 20. Juni 2017
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  • 408 Seiten
 
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978-1-119-41197-0 (ISBN)
 
The fun way to research your family history
Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project--including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs.
Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them.
* Use the latest tools to research family history
* Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies
* Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files
* Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools
Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy--and have fun along the way!
8. Auflage
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978-1-119-41197-0 (9781119411970)
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Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm manage several leading online genealogical resources, including HistoryKat.com. They're also the founders of Boneyard Creek Heritage, Inc. Books by the Helms include Family Tree Maker For Dummies, Get Your Degree Online, Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect and seven editions of Genealogy Online For Dummies.
1 - Title Page [Seite 3]
2 - Copyright Page [Seite 4]
3 - Table of Contents [Seite 7]
4 - Introduction [Seite 15]
4.1 - About This Book [Seite 16]
4.2 - Foolish Assumptions [Seite 16]
4.3 - Icons Used in This Book [Seite 17]
4.4 - Beyond the Book [Seite 17]
4.5 - Where to Go from Here [Seite 18]
5 - Part 1 Getting Started with Genealogy [Seite 19]
5.1 - Chapter 1 Beginning Your Ancestral Journey [Seite 21]
5.1.1 - It's About Time(line) [Seite 21]
5.1.1.1 - Crafting an online timeline [Seite 23]
5.1.2 - Learning about Sources [Seite 27]
5.1.2.1 - Using Genealogical Applications [Seite 29]
5.1.3 - Entering Information into RootsMagic Essentials [Seite 31]
5.1.3.1 - Completing the Pedigree Page [Seite 34]
5.1.4 - Creating the Virtual You [Seite 35]
5.1.4.1 - Giving Your Ancestors Some Privacy [Seite 38]
5.1.4.2 - Beefing Up Your Profile [Seite 38]
5.1.4.3 - Citing Your Sources [Seite 40]
5.1.4.4 - Getting the Full Media Experience [Seite 42]
5.1.4.5 - Reaching Out to Others [Seite 43]
5.1.4.6 - Hinting Around about Your Ancestors [Seite 44]
5.1.5 - Giving Your Ancestors Some Mobility [Seite 45]
5.1.6 - Telling Your Story [Seite 48]
5.2 - Chapter 2 Hunting for Your Ancestral Treasures [Seite 49]
5.2.1 - A Brief Message about Research Steps [Seite 49]
5.2.2 - Selecting a Person to Begin Your Search [Seite 50]
5.2.2.1 - Trying a semi-unique name [Seite 50]
5.2.2.2 - Narrowing your starting point [Seite 50]
5.2.2.3 - Choosing someone you know about [Seite 52]
5.2.2.4 - Selecting a grandparent's name [Seite 53]
5.2.3 - Beginning to Put the Puzzle Together [Seite 53]
5.2.3.1 - Getting the 4-1-1 from Your Kinfolk [Seite 55]
5.2.3.2 - Dusting off old photo albums [Seite 57]
5.2.3.3 - Striking it rich in closets, in basements, and under beds [Seite 59]
5.2.4 - Adding Your Ancestors One by One [Seite 61]
5.2.4.1 - Using a bit of (Roots)Magic to keep track of your family [Seite 62]
5.2.4.2 - Logging your data into Ancestry Family Tree [Seite 67]
5.3 - Chapter 3 Searching Primary Resource Sites [Seite 69]
5.3.1 - Touring Ancestry.com [Seite 70]
5.3.1.1 - Trying Ancestry.com for free [Seite 70]
5.3.1.2 - Searching Ancestry.com's vast collection [Seite 72]
5.3.1.3 - Sifting through the results [Seite 76]
5.3.2 - RootsWeb.com at a Glance [Seite 82]
5.3.3 - Investigating FamilySearch [Seite 83]
5.3.3.1 - Creating a free account [Seite 83]
5.3.3.2 - FamilySearching records [Seite 84]
5.3.3.3 - Using FamilySearch results [Seite 85]
5.3.3.4 - Other FamilySearch search functions [Seite 89]
5.3.4 - Giving Back through FamilySearch Indexing [Seite 89]
5.3.5 - Saluting Fold3 [Seite 90]
5.3.5.1 - Creating a trial account [Seite 90]
5.3.5.2 - Searching at Fold3 [Seite 91]
5.3.6 - Finding Your Past [Seite 96]
5.3.7 - Exploring MyHeritage [Seite 98]
5.4 - Chapter 4 Using All of Your Censuses [Seite 101]
5.4.1 - Coming to Your Census [Seite 102]
5.4.1.1 - United States census schedules [Seite 102]
5.4.1.2 - State, territorial, and other census records [Seite 109]
5.4.2 - Finding Your Ancestors in U.S. Census Records [Seite 111]
5.4.2.1 - Sifting through census record results [Seite 112]
5.4.2.2 - Digging into digitized census records [Seite 114]
5.4.2.3 - Consolidating your discoveries [Seite 118]
5.4.2.4 - Using census records to tell a story [Seite 120]
5.4.3 - Census Records from Afar [Seite 123]
5.4.3.1 - Africa [Seite 124]
5.4.3.2 - Asia [Seite 124]
5.4.3.3 - Europe [Seite 124]
5.4.3.4 - North America [Seite 127]
5.4.3.5 - Oceania [Seite 127]
5.4.3.6 - South America [Seite 127]
6 - Part 2 Bringing Your Ancestor to Life [Seite 129]
6.1 - Chapter 5 Digging Deeper into Your Ancestors' Lives [Seite 131]
6.1.1 - These Records Are Vital [Seite 131]
6.1.1.1 - Reading vital records [Seite 132]
6.1.1.2 - Gauging vitals online [Seite 134]
6.1.2 - Investigating Immigration and Naturalization Records [Seite 137]
6.1.2.1 - Passenger lists [Seite 139]
6.1.2.2 - Naturalization records [Seite 141]
6.1.3 - Land Ho! Researching Land Records [Seite 143]
6.1.3.1 - Surveying land lovers in the U.S. [Seite 144]
6.1.3.2 - Using HistoryGeo.com to map your ancestor's land [Seite 148]
6.1.4 - Marching to a Different Drummer: Searching for Military Records [Seite 149]
6.1.5 - Taxation with Notation [Seite 154]
6.1.6 - Trial and Error at the Courthouse [Seite 156]
6.1.7 - Getting the News on Your Ancestors [Seite 157]
6.2 - Chapter 6 Mapping the Past [Seite 161]
6.2.1 - Are We There Yet? Researching Where "There" Was to Your Ancestors [Seite 162]
6.2.1.1 - Using documents that you already possess [Seite 162]
6.2.1.2 - Where is Llandrindod, anyway? [Seite 163]
6.2.2 - There's No Place like Home: Using Local Resources [Seite 167]
6.2.2.1 - Geographic-specific websites [Seite 168]
6.2.2.2 - Libraries and archives [Seite 170]
6.2.2.3 - Pulling the obituary [Seite 171]
6.2.2.4 - Genealogical and historical societies [Seite 172]
6.2.2.5 - Looking at local directories [Seite 173]
6.2.2.6 - Professional researchers [Seite 175]
6.2.2.7 - Localizing your search [Seite 176]
6.2.2.8 - Gaining historical perspective [Seite 176]
6.2.3 - Mapping Your Ancestor's Way [Seite 178]
6.2.3.1 - Positioning your family: Using global positioning systems [Seite 185]
6.2.3.2 - Plotting against the family [Seite 186]
6.2.4 - Wrapping It Up (with a Surprise) [Seite 188]
6.3 - Chapter 7 Searching for That Elusive Ancestor [Seite 189]
6.3.1 - Letting Your Computer Do the Walking: Using Search Engines [Seite 190]
6.3.1.1 - Diving into general Internet search engines [Seite 190]
6.3.2 - Flying with Genealogy Vertical Search Engines [Seite 195]
6.3.3 - Finding the Site That's Best for You [Seite 197]
6.3.3.1 - Personal genealogical sites [Seite 197]
6.3.3.2 - One-name study sites [Seite 199]
6.3.3.3 - Family associations and organizations [Seite 200]
6.3.3.4 - Surnames connected to events or places [Seite 201]
6.3.4 - Family Trees Ripe for the Picking: Finding Compiled Resources [Seite 202]
6.3.4.1 - Narrative compiled genealogies [Seite 203]
6.3.4.2 - Compiled genealogical databases [Seite 203]
6.3.5 - Browsing Comprehensive Genealogical Indexes [Seite 205]
6.4 - Chapter 8 Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records [Seite 207]
6.4.1 - Fishing for International and Ethnic Sources [Seite 208]
6.4.1.1 - Wiki-ing for answers [Seite 208]
6.4.1.2 - Surveying sites with comprehensive genealogy indexes [Seite 209]
6.4.1.3 - Using search engines [Seite 209]
6.4.1.4 - WorldGenWeb [Seite 209]
6.4.1.5 - Translating sites [Seite 211]
6.4.2 - Records from the English-Speaking World [Seite 211]
6.4.2.1 - Gathering information from England and Wales [Seite 212]
6.4.2.2 - A lot more than haggis - finding Scottish records [Seite 215]
6.4.2.3 - Researching the north o' Ireland [Seite 215]
6.4.2.4 - Traversing the Emerald Isle [Seite 216]
6.4.2.5 - Other Irish genealogy resources [Seite 217]
6.4.2.6 - Heading north for Canadian records [Seite 218]
6.4.2.7 - Accessing Australian sources [Seite 221]
6.4.3 - Hispanic and Portuguese Roots [Seite 222]
6.4.3.1 - Within the United States [Seite 222]
6.4.3.2 - Exploring south of the border: Mexican sources [Seite 223]
6.4.3.3 - Continental resources [Seite 224]
6.4.3.4 - Central and South American research [Seite 225]
6.4.3.5 - Swimming through Caribbean genealogy [Seite 228]
6.4.4 - Achtung! Using Sites for the German-Speaking World [Seite 229]
6.4.4.1 - Along the beautiful Danube: Austrian roots [Seite 229]
6.4.4.2 - Consulting German resources [Seite 230]
6.4.5 - Focusing on French Resources [Seite 232]
6.4.6 - Scanning Scandinavian Countries [Seite 232]
6.4.6.1 - Denmark [Seite 232]
6.4.6.2 - Finland [Seite 233]
6.4.6.3 - Norway [Seite 234]
6.4.6.4 - Sweden [Seite 234]
6.4.6.5 - Iceland [Seite 235]
6.4.7 - Italian Cooking [Seite 235]
6.4.8 - Other European Sites [Seite 235]
6.4.9 - Asian Resources [Seite 237]
6.4.10 - Researching African Ancestry [Seite 238]
6.4.10.1 - Genealogical resource pages on the web [Seite 240]
6.4.10.2 - Transcribed records pertaining to ancestors with African roots [Seite 241]
6.4.10.3 - Special ethnic pages about African ancestry [Seite 242]
6.4.10.4 - Original records [Seite 243]
6.4.11 - American Indian Resources [Seite 243]
6.4.11.1 - Where to begin looking for information about American Indians [Seite 244]
6.4.11.2 - American Indian resource pages on the web [Seite 246]
6.4.11.3 - Transcribed American Indian records [Seite 247]
6.5 - Chapter 9 Specializing in Your Family History [Seite 249]
6.5.1 - Researching Religious Group Records [Seite 250]
6.5.2 - Finding Fraternal Orders and Service Clubs [Seite 254]
6.5.3 - A Photo Is Worth a Thousand Words [Seite 256]
6.5.4 - Accessing Adoption Records [Seite 259]
6.5.5 - Preparing to Be Schooled [Seite 260]
6.5.6 - Turning to Bible Records [Seite 262]
6.5.7 - Snooping through Great-Grandma's Diary [Seite 262]
6.5.8 - Nosing through Newspaper Records [Seite 263]
7 - Part 3 Putting Your Family History to the Test [Seite 265]
7.1 - Chapter 10 Fitting into Your Genes: Genetic Genealogy [Seite 267]
7.1.1 - Ask What DNA Can Do for You [Seite 268]
7.1.2 - A Friendly Word of Caution [Seite 269]
7.1.3 - Delving into DNA [Seite 270]
7.1.3.1 - Getting down to bases [Seite 271]
7.1.3.2 - Variations in DNA [Seite 273]
7.1.4 - Family History: Documentation versus Genetics [Seite 275]
7.1.5 - Testing Companies [Seite 276]
7.1.6 - Selecting the Right Test for You [Seite 277]
7.1.7 - Finding Helpful DNA Sites [Seite 278]
7.2 - Chapter 11 Direct-Line Genetic Tests [Seite 279]
7.2.1 - Y chromosome (Y-DNA) testing [Seite 279]
7.2.1.1 - "Junk" DNA is worth something [Seite 280]
7.2.1.2 - The testing process [Seite 281]
7.2.1.3 - Comparing the results [Seite 282]
7.2.1.4 - Assessing the probability of a relationship [Seite 284]
7.2.1.5 - Haplogroups [Seite 285]
7.2.1.6 - Locating others with the same results [Seite 289]
7.2.2 - Mitochondrial (mtDNA) testing [Seite 290]
7.2.2.1 - Testing method [Seite 292]
7.2.2.2 - Making sense of the results [Seite 293]
7.2.2.3 - Finding others with the same results [Seite 294]
7.3 - Chapter 12 Autosomal DNA (atDNA) Testing [Seite 295]
7.3.1 - But First a Quick Review [Seite 295]
7.3.2 - Testing Process [Seite 297]
7.3.3 - What Can I Learn from Autosomal DNA Testing? [Seite 298]
7.3.4 - Ethnicity Estimation [Seite 299]
7.3.5 - Relationship Testing [Seite 302]
7.3.5.1 - Back to a familiar family [Seite 304]
7.3.5.2 - Objectives of the test [Seite 305]
7.3.5.3 - Playing the match game [Seite 306]
7.3.5.4 - Set your phasing to stun [Seite 307]
7.3.5.5 - We have something In Common With you [Seite 308]
7.3.5.6 - Sticking with tradition [Seite 310]
7.3.5.7 - Browsing through the chromosomes [Seite 310]
7.3.5.8 - Triangulating the data [Seite 312]
7.3.5.9 - Meeting the objectives [Seite 314]
7.3.6 - X-Chromosome DNA Testing [Seite 315]
7.3.7 - Utilities to the Rescue [Seite 317]
8 - Part 4 Casting Your Nets in the Genealogy Sea [Seite 319]
8.1 - Chapter 13 Finding Your Research Path [Seite 321]
8.1.1 - Introducing the Helm Online Family Tree Research Cycle [Seite 321]
8.1.1.1 - Planning your research [Seite 323]
8.1.1.2 - Collecting useful information [Seite 325]
8.1.1.3 - Researching: Through the brick wall and beyond [Seite 326]
8.1.1.4 - Consolidating information in a database [Seite 327]
8.1.1.5 - Validating your findings [Seite 327]
8.1.1.6 - Distilling the information that you gather [Seite 328]
8.1.2 - Too Many Ancestor Irons in the Research Fire [Seite 329]
8.1.3 - Verifying Your Information [Seite 329]
8.2 - Chapter 14 Share and Share Alike [Seite 331]
8.2.1 - Why Would Anyone Want Your Stuff? [Seite 332]
8.2.2 - Making Friends on Facebook [Seite 332]
8.2.2.1 - Jumping on the Facebook bandwagon [Seite 333]
8.2.2.2 - Making Facebook friends [Seite 334]
8.2.2.3 - Sorting your Facebook friends [Seite 335]
8.2.2.4 - Posting statuses on Facebook [Seite 336]
8.2.2.5 - Sharing photos via Facebook [Seite 336]
8.2.3 - Pinning Family History to Pinterest [Seite 338]
8.2.4 - Realizing Instant Gratification with Instagram [Seite 340]
8.2.5 - Networking Genealogy-Style [Seite 340]
8.2.5.1 - Sharing your history on Geni.com [Seite 341]
8.2.5.2 - Discovering contacts through Member Connect [Seite 345]
8.2.5.3 - Showing context in LifeStory [Seite 345]
8.2.6 - Blogging for Attention [Seite 348]
8.2.6.1 - Hunting blogs [Seite 348]
8.2.6.2 - Getting a blog of your own [Seite 349]
8.2.7 - Building Your Own Home [Seite 352]
8.2.7.1 - Free web-hosting services [Seite 352]
8.2.7.2 - Do you speak HTML? [Seite 354]
8.2.7.3 - Deciding which treasures to include [Seite 354]
8.2.8 - Including Your GEDCOM [Seite 354]
8.2.8.1 - Generating GEDCOM files [Seite 355]
8.2.8.2 - Checking a GEDCOM for possible errors [Seite 357]
8.2.8.3 - Creating traditional trees and reports [Seite 357]
8.2.9 - Earning a Good Citizenship Award [Seite 359]
8.2.9.1 - Mandatory lecture on privacy [Seite 359]
8.2.9.2 - Respecting copyrights [Seite 360]
8.2.9.3 - Citing your sources [Seite 361]
8.3 - Chapter 15 Help Wanted! [Seite 363]
8.3.1 - Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone [Seite 363]
8.3.2 - The Shotgun Approach [Seite 364]
8.3.3 - Making Friends (and Keeping Them) Online [Seite 365]
8.3.4 - Joining a Herd: Research Groups [Seite 367]
8.3.4.1 - Becoming a solid member of geographical societies [Seite 368]
8.3.4.2 - Rooting for family and surname associations [Seite 368]
8.3.4.3 - Joining the crowd - Crowd Sourced Indexing, that is [Seite 370]
8.3.5 - Gathering Kinfolk: Using the Family Reunion for Research [Seite 371]
8.3.6 - Rent-a-Researcher [Seite 371]
8.3.7 - DNA Consulting [Seite 375]
8.3.8 - Helping Yourself [Seite 375]
8.3.8.1 - Reading up on genealogical things [Seite 376]
8.3.8.2 - Getting educated online [Seite 376]
9 - Part 5 The Part of Tens [Seite 379]
9.1 - Chapter 16 Ten Sites Worth a Visit [Seite 381]
9.1.1 - rootsfinder [Seite 381]
9.1.2 - FamilySearch Help Center [Seite 382]
9.1.3 - WeRelate [Seite 382]
9.1.4 - kindex [Seite 382]
9.1.5 - One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse [Seite 383]
9.1.6 - Photogrammar [Seite 383]
9.1.7 - Story Corps [Seite 383]
9.1.8 - American Battle Monuments Commission [Seite 384]
9.1.9 - Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States [Seite 384]
9.1.10 - ArchiveGrid [Seite 385]
9.2 - Chapter 17 Ten Mobile Applications for Genealogy Research [Seite 387]
9.2.1 - Ancestry [Seite 387]
9.2.2 - FamilySearch Tree [Seite 389]
9.2.3 - RootsMagic [Seite 389]
9.2.4 - BillionGraves [Seite 390]
9.2.5 - Evernote [Seite 391]
9.2.6 - The Family Nexus [Seite 391]
9.2.7 - Saving Memories Forever [Seite 392]
9.2.8 - OldNews USA [Seite 393]
9.2.9 - QromaTag [Seite 393]
9.2.10 - Kindle [Seite 393]
10 - Index [Seite 395]
11 - EULA [Seite 411]

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