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How to Do Everything Genealogy

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How to Do Everything Genealogy

Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records

In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls; plan a successful genealogy research trip; evaluate sources; and other vital skills to help you uncover and illuminate your family's story.

  • Structure an effective research strategy
  • Locate and access genealogy resources for U.S., Canadian, UK and Ireland, and Australian research
  • See illustrations of scores of sample documents
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Learn the most efficient Internet search techniques
  • Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
  • Discover and use alternative research paths to locate difficult-to-find records
  • Learn to integrate your research by reviewing a real case study

  • Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records

    In How to Do Everything Genealogy, award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; find documents about your family; research census documents, military service records, and land and property rolls; plan a successful genealogy research trip; evaluate sources; and other vital skills to help you uncover and illuminate your family's story.

  • Structure an effective research strategy
  • Locate and access genealogy resources for U.S., Canadian, UK and Ireland, and Australian research
  • See illustrations of scores of sample documents
  • Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research
  • Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
  • Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
  • Learn the most efficient Internet search techniques
  • Research and verify ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA)
  • Use social networking sites and collaboration techniques
  • Discover and use alternative research paths to locate difficult-to-find records
  • Learn to integrate your research by reviewing a real case study

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    • George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. In addition to his extensive responsibilities with Aha! Seminars, Inc., George is an avid genealogist. His interest began at age ten when he and his paternal grandmother and aunt divulged his paternal history extending back before the American Revolution. In the years since then, George's genealogical research has expanded to include all the branches of his family tree and he has investigated leads in materials in all sorts of places. Libraries, archives, and courthouses are among his favorite haunts, but he will leave no stone unturned, even to the point of tracking down the original 1914 newspapers containing his great-grandparents' obituaries in a records retention facility owned by a county board of education. He is a master in working with and understanding all types of genealogical record types in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. With the advent of electronic research materials, he has become an recognized expert in using software programs, databases, Internet resources, online databases, Internet genealogical mailing lists and message boards, search engines, directories, subscription databases, and all the major online services around the world. George is the author of seven landmark genealogy books. These include: The Genealogy Forum on America Online: The Official User's Guide; the award winning Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It, both published by Ancestry Publishing. His award-wining book, How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy, published by McGraw-Hill as part of the highly successful "How to Do Everything" series, is now available in the fulluy updates SEcond Edition. This book is one of the best-selling genealogy "how-to" genealogy books published in the last 20 years! George has also written the first and second editions of The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. His Genealogical Research in the Major Repositories of London, published through Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com), a print on demand publisher, has sold hundreds of copies. George is a prolific writer in other areas as well. He began in 1996 by writing the award-winning weekly online genealogy column, "Along Those Lines ..." that appeared first in the Genealogy Forum on America Online and then exclusively at the Ancestry.com Web site from January 2000 to March 2006, and additional columns for Ancestry Daily News. He also appears weekly in the Plus Edition of Eastman's Online Weekly Newsletter (at http://blog.eogn.com/), at the bi-monthly electronic genealogy magazine, Digital Genealogist Genealogist (at http://www.digitalgenealogist.com/), in the Ancestry Weekly Journal at Ancestry.com, and at other online venues. He has written literally hundreds of articles for genealogy print magazines: Ancestry Magazine, the Association of Genealogists Quarterly, Discovering Family History, Everton's GenealogicalHelper, Family Chronicle Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM, Genealogical Computing (published by Ancestry Publishing), Heritage Quest Magazine, Internet Genealogy, the NGS News Magazine, and Southern Queries Magazine. His other online venues over the last decade have included Sony Communications' Emazing.com "Genealogy Tip of the Day" and a stint with ChineseRoots.com. George is a popular speaker at international genealogical conferences and has presented all across the United States in national, state, and local conference. He also has presented in Canada, in the U.K., and on several international genealogical cruises. His range of genealogical interests and speaking topics is among the most diverse among the genealogical speaking community. He is available to trave...

    Table of Contents-
    • PART I: BEGIN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ODYSSEY

      Chapter 1: Why Explore Your Genealogy

      Chapter 2: Organize and Create Your Family Tree

      Chapter 3: Balance Traditional and Electronic Research

      Chapter 4: Social Networking's Value for Genealogy Research

      Chapter 5: Place Your Ancestors into Context and Locate Vital Records

      Chapter 6: Use Census Schedules and Records to Locate Your Ancestors

      PART II: EXPAND YOUR RESEARCH

      Chapter 7: Extend Your Research with Advanced Record Types

      Chapter 8: Locate Use the Wide Variety of Military Records

      Chapter 9: Understand and Use Land and Property Records

      Chapter 10: Locate and Use Immigration and Naturalization Records

      Chapter 11: Discover Where to Locate Documents about Your Family

      PART III: LEARN RESEARCH METHODS AND STRATEGIES

      Chapter 12: Learn the Tricks of Successful Internet Searches

      Chapter 13: Research and Verify Your Ancestors Using Genetic Genealogy (DNA)

      Chapter 14: – Follow Alternative Paths to Locate Different Records

      Case Study: A Case Study Using Traditional and Electronic Resources and Methods

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