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Published by
The National Archives

New edition out
27th February 2009

Preface

Citing internet addresses - Disappearing resources - What’s new in this edition - Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Genealogy & the internet - Offline genealogy - History

Chapter 2. First Steps

Tutorials - Getting help - Genealogical terms & abbreviations

Chapter 3. On-Line Starting Points

The British Isles - General genealogy gateways - Specialist gateways - General directories

Chapter 4. Using On-Line Sources

Images, transcripts and indexes - Index problems Payment systems - Major commercial data services - Common problems

Chapter 5. On-Line Sources: Civil Registration

England and Wales - Scotland - Ireland - Offshore - Certificate exchanges - Overseas

Chapter 6. On-Line Sources: Census

General information - Census data online - Census images - Comparison - Census indexes - Ireland - Overseas

Chapter 7. On-Line Sources: Parish Registers

FamilySearch - FamilyHistoryOnline - FreeReg - Marriage Witness Index - Scotland - Ireland - Other indexes

Chapter 8. Other Records On-Line

Wills - Cemeteries & monumental inscriptions - Property records - Newspapers - Directories

Chapter 9. Archives And Libraries

Gateways to archives - National archives - National libraries - County record offices - Public libraries - University libraries - Family History Centres - The Society of Genealogists - Beyond the British Isles - Future developments

Chapter 10. Surname Interests And Pedigrees

Surname interests - Pedigree databases - DNA testing - Locating living people

Chapter 11. Social Groups

Churches and clergy - Occupations - Crime &punishment - The armed forces - Colonies and migration - Royal and notable families

Chapter 12. Geography

Gazetteers - Modern maps - Historical maps - Map collections - Finding Maps

Chapter 13. History

Local & social history - Names - Understanding old documents

Chapter 14. Photographs

National collections - Local Collections - Personal Sites - Commercial photographs - Professional phtographers - Portraits - Dating, preservation, restoration

Chapter 15. Discussion Forums

Mailing lists - Newsgroups - Web forums - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Netiquette - Asking questions - Starting your own discussion group - Which discussion group?

Chapter 16. Search Engines

Using a search engine - Formulating your search - Refining your search - Search tips - Searching for files - Sites & domains - Limitations - Choosing a search engine - Meta-search engines - Search software - Genealogy search tools - Tutorials

Chapter 17. Publishing Your Family History On-Line

Publishing options - Family trees for the Web - Web publishing basics - Software - Website design - Uploading your web site - Publicity - Preserving your family history - Help & advice

Chapter 18. The World Of Family History

Societies and organisations - Events - Magazines and journals - On-line newsletters - Blogs - Software - On-line shops - Professional researchers - Lookup services

Chapter 19. Issues For On-Line Genealogists

Good practice - Using on-line information - Copyright & Privacy - Future developments

Internet Glossary

Bibliography


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