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Tracing your Family History on the Internet

A Guide for Family Historians
Paton, Chris (Book - 2011 )
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Tracing your Family History on the Internet


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The internet is revolutionizing family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from. But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of. Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come? As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.
Authors: Paton, Chris, 1970-
Title: Tracing your family history on the Internet
a guide for family historians
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England :, Pen & Sword Family History,, 2011
Characteristics: vi, 193 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Paton
Contents: Gateways and institutions
Genealogical essentials
Occupational records
England
Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Crown Dependencies
Empire and migration
Social networking
ISBN: 1848842686
9781848842687
Branch Call Number: 929.10285 P312t 2011
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