The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online
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This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated Urls and all of the recent developments in online genealogy.
This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers:
·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census
·Civil registration indexes
·Information on occupations and professions
·New genealogy websites and search engines
·Passenger lists and migration records
·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs
This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
Their details are excluded from the commercially available data and obviously will not be findable by this method. While the electoral rolls give more details than the phone book in that the full name is included, this will not necessarily be sufficient to identify a specific individual unless he or she has an uncommon name or you know the names of other family members who are likely to be living at the same address. But 192.com’s free phone book search includes in its results full names of all.
Range of supporting material on maps in the ‘Help for researchers’ area of the site at
POSTALWORKERS-UK • RAILWAY-UK • SCOTLAND-TINKS-HAWKERS • SCOTTISH-MINING • THEATRE-UK • TOWNCRIERS-UK • UK-COALMINERS • UK-PHOTOGRAPHERS • UK-WATCHMAKERS • VIOLIN-MAKERS • WOODWORKERS Many of these are hosted by RootsWeb, where details and archives will be found – most are linked from
12-7) allow you to narrow your search down to a single year, county or place, and a particular newspaper if you wish. The advanced search is highly flexible and should enable you to home in on particular subjects, dates and places. The site has various facilities for annotating and keeping track of what you have looked at. Pages can be downloaded (in PDF format) or printed from the BNA site, but the Genes Reunited viewer does not provide for either, and your only options are to print the browser.