Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Genealogy Online, 9th ed.

new genealogy book:

Genealogy online / Elizabeth Powell Crowe -- 9th ed. -- McGraw Hill, c2011.
929.1 CRO

This book addresses the basics of beginning a genealogical project, selecting software, and connecting to the Internet.

It also talks about online etiquette, spam, scams, privacy, and copyright. There is a chapter on genealogy education programs and courses, both online and offline, as well as instructions for using chat, mailing lists, electronic newsletters, and newsgroups.

Major sites are introduced, including the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch, Rootsweb, MyFamily.com, and Ellis Island Online.

The author recommends accessing online library catalogs from home before traveling to a particular library. The chapter titled "Around the Web in 80 (or so) Sites" lists notable web sites.

The National Genealogical Society's Genealogical Standards, a description of the forms of electronic genealogical data, a glossary of online-related terms, and a list of emoticons conclude the book.

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