October is Family History month, a good time to start researching your ancestors. Here are some books to help you start or continue your search.
By Elizabeth Powell Crowe
Crowe, a genealogist and writer who presents workshops on online genealogy, presents a guide to online genealogy research. She covers aspects like beginning a project, genealogy education, useful software, online etiquette, ethics and privacy, and using search engines, chat, Skype, Twitter, mail lists and groups, newsletters, and social bookmarking and tagging, as well as specific sites like Ellis Island Online, the National Genealogical Society, the Mormon church, Ancestry.com and Rootsweb, finding government documents, and ethnic resources.
By W. Daniel Quillen
This book covers the use of two of the most effective sets of genealogical information available to genealogists: Census and military records. Topics include: • Federal censuses: what they are, how to use them, pitfalls and issues concerning the information found in them; • Mortality schedules: a frequently overlooked gold mine of little-known genealogical data; • State censuses: genealogically rich resources • Military records: where and how to find them, what information is available • War-by-war records availability
By Marsha Hoffman Rising
Presents ideas and tips for overcoming common obstacles researching genealogies, including advice on how to find records before civil registration, using censuses, and advanced court records.
By Kimberly Powell
If you’re interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips. Learn to choose the best online websites, and how to connect with other genealogists via social media outlets.
By Megan Smolenyak
With this companion guide to the NBC series Who Do You Think You Are?, you will learn how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree. Featuring step-by-step instructions from one of America’s top genealogical researchers, Who Do You Think You Are? covers everything a beginner needs to know to start digging into their roots.
By George G. Morgan
Trace your family tree and discover your roots Fully updated and revised, this bestselling genealogy guide helps you tap into the wealth of global ancestry records and offers proven strategies for both traditional and electronic research. How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Second Edition explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and successful techniques for web-based research.
By Noel Montgomery Elliot
This second edition of Finding Anyone, Anywhere, Anywhen has been fully revised and updated to include new or changed websites, to delete dead sites and to provide new tips on using the Internet to locate people. The Internet is the most powerful research tool available today, but there are tricks to using it to its full potential.
By George G. Morgan
Whether you are coming to Ancestry.com for the first time or have used it for years, you need The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Written by noted genealogist and lecturer George G. Morgan, this official guide takes you inside the #1 website for family history research for an unprecedented tour. This second edition includes chapters on the new search at Ancestry, MyCanvas, and Ancestry DNA. In addition, it helps you create and develop your own Family Tree, explore obscure databases you didn’t know existed, and more.
By Drew Smith
Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.