Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree
Author: Kimberly Powell
Pubpsher: Adams Media
Trace and record your family history online Are you a descendant of ancient kings? Were your ancestors fierce warriors? Are you related to an eminent scholar? With The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd Edition, now you can find out! If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips. Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction. Powell helps you: Effectively search various websites Decipher census data and other online records Choose the best way to share your data both on and offline Connect with other genealogists via social media outlets Packed with tips on free databases, search sites and downloadable government records, you'll have all you need to find your ancestors going back dozens of generations!
Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots
Author: Michael Dunn
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Presents easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. The book also includes tips on using free databases and genealogy apps.
The Internet has made learning about one’s ancestors easier than ever. But it’s also given family researchers a tsunami of websites to navigate and explore, and that can cause confusion. Which ones are trustworthy, and which will leave them empty-handed? This friendly, easy-to-use guide helps would-be genealogists sort through the clutter, strike gold, and unearth the secrets of their family’s past. Brad and Debra Schepp evaluate hundreds of resources (many not well known), recommend the best, offer proven advice for overcoming research obstacles, and explain how to verify the information that turns up. And the Schepps don’t limit the process to the Internet; they offer suggestions for projects readers can complete with their newly uncovered personal histories, encompassing everything from scrapbooking to family reunions.
A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites
Author: Heather Huyck
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
A complete guide to interpreting women’s history. Women’s history is everywhere, not only in historic house museums named for women but also in homes named for famous men, museums of every conceivable kind, forts and battlefields, even ships, mines, and in buckets. Women’s history while present at every museum and historic site remains less fully interpreted in spite of decades of vibrant and expansive scholarship. Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites connects that scholarship with the tangible resources and the sensuality that form museums and historic sites-- the objects, architecture and landscapes-- in ways that encourage visitor fascination and understanding and center interpretation on the women active in them. With numerous examples that focus on all women and girls, it appropriately includes everyone, for women intersect with every other human group. This book provides arguments, sources (written, oral, and visual), and tools for finding women’s history, preserving it, and interpreting it with the public. It uses the framework of Significance (importance), Knowledge Base (research in primary, secondary, and tertiary sources), and Tangible Resources (the preserved physical embodiment of history in objects, architecture, and landscapes). Discusses traditional and technology-assisted interpretation and provides Tools to implement Doing Women’s History in Public. Using a hospitality model, museums and historic sites are the locales where we assemble, learn from each other, and take our insights into a more gender-shared future.
Unlock the Irish branch of your family tree by identifying your Irish immigrant ancestor, tracing him back to his place of origin in the old country and learn how to use Irish records to fill out more branches. You will dig deeper into your family's history with this complete guide to Irish genealogy. This book will take you step-by-step through researching ancestors from Ireland, from genealogy basics to advanced research techniques. You will learn how to identify your immigrant ancestors, then use ship records, naturalisation records, vital records and census records to pinpoint the immigrants' place of origin. And once you have traced your ancestors back to Ireland, this book will discuss how to use records from the old country to research further up the family tree. The book explains Ireland's history, geography and language--plus how to use and find civil registration, church records, wills, deeds and other traces ancestors left behind. AUTHOR: Claire Santry has been a full-time journalist for 25 years, employed variously as a reporter, magazine editor, PR writer and online content provider. Her website, Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com, and blog, IrishGenealogyNews.com, have been recognized by renowned Irish genealogists, with writer and genealogist John Grenham calling her blog the "centre of the Irish family history universe" in the Irish Times.
Release on 2014-12 | by Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
Pubpsher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.
"With years of experience online, Elizabeth Powell Crowe has become an authority on online genealogical research. She explains how to trace your family tree in an easy-to-understand way that anyone can follow." --Terry Morgan, AOL Genealogy Forum
The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing Your Family History
Author: Nick Barratt
Pubpsher: HarperCollins UK
Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia introduces the reader to a comprehensive master class in solving the mysteries of your personal heritage, starting with advice about the very first steps, how to build up a research plan by combining written word with new media applications, before providing a detailed explanation of the various sources you will encounter when trying to flesh out your ancestor's lives.The Encyclopedia is sectional, reflecting the different needs of a range of potential users. Yet each section will remain a stand-alone reference article, so that the reader can pick and mix according to need, including:,*Getting StartedAn expanded 'getting started' section, with a comprehensive guide to the most important records that most researchers will use when they begin to build their family tree.,*Going FurtherHaving built your family tree, the next stage of work is to put flesh on the bones, in the way Who Do You Think You Are provides a journey into the social history of each family. The Encyclopedia will deliver a combination of historical context with practical advice about the sources you will need to investigate to complete the research in each topic.,*Surname databaseAn increasingly popular element of family history is the search for common ancestors from a distinct surname group. Advice about linking to clan histories, surname history societies and how to find missing ancestors is provided, along with a comprehensive guide to the meanings behind the most popular surnames in the UK.Accompanying the book is a dedicated microsite that provides support, online advice and unique services for users of the book, including streamed and exclusive footage from the award winning BBC series and an opportunity to upload your information into the National Memorybank.