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About the Author

Nancy Hendrickson is a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine and author of the self-published electronic book How To Find More Ancestors Through Online Networking. Nancy has fifteen years of experience with online genealogy and is the publisher and editor of Internet Genealogy, a free electronic newsletter for Internet genealogists. She lives in San Diego, California.

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Product Details

  • Series: Finding Your Roots Online
  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books; 1 edition (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558706356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558706354
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hi! I'm Nancy Hendrickson, an Amazon bestselling author based in San Diego. I write about a wide variety of topics, from social media, Wordpress, computers and digital photography to American history, travel and genealogy. I also coach other writers who want to launch or grow their freelance writing business.

When not writing or coaching, I spend as much time as possible traveling to the historic sites of the frontier west. I've posted photos of these trips over at http://flickr.com/frontiertraveler. The last trip was along portions of the Old Santa Fe Trail, which I followed into Dodge City, Kansas. An unexpected find along the way was Pecos National Historic Park in New Mexico - a hidden gem I stumbled across quite by accident. Isn't serendipity wonderful!

When at home in San Diego, one of my favorite pasttimes is flying my Delta stunt kite down at the Bay - - and seeing how many disastrous crashes I can avoid! My most recent adventure involved attaching a Flip video camera to my kite to get a bird's eye view of San Diego. Poor Flip.



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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Michael K. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
With each year, the World Wide Web becomes, more and more, the venue of first resort for family researchers -- especially for novices with insufficient background in traditional research methods, who often do not understand that the Internet hasn't made genealogy "easier," just more convenient and much less expensive. I've been a heavy user of online resources for a decade and a half, but I still make personal visits, legal pad in hand, to rural courthouses and cemeteries. I also have reviewed (in several publications) a considerable number of "Internet genealogy" how-to books over the years and I have found that many actually use that phrase only as a marketing ploy, devoting most of their attention either to genealogical methods in general or to computers and the Internet in general, not to the use of the Internet in family research. On a purely quantitative basis -- counting the pages, that is -- this volume gives about 25% of its space to traditional genealogical subjects (family group sheets, visiting a library, the nature of "courthouse records," analysis of evidence, publishing a family newsletter, etc.), and about 30% to discussions of computer issues and the Internet (how Google works, why you should make backups of your data, getting an email account, finding an ISP that will include free web page space, and so on).

This leaves only about 45% of the book to actually cover the use of computers and the Internet in pursuing genealogical research. As with most of its predecessors reviewed in this column, what the author has to say is actually worth reading and her advice, whether on research methodology or on making your way in cyberspace, is generally sound. But what the title refers to comprises less than half the book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By CCrilley on May 9, 2003
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I've read just about every Internet genealogy book that's been published, but none even comes close to this one in giving the reader practical methods of doing online family tree research. The author used real-life examples to illustrate different search strategies--and they really work! If you want to find your ancestors on the Internet, this is the book you want to buy. I couldn't believe how easy it was to find my own ancestors using just one of the techniques. Two thumbs up!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Macbeth on July 10, 2003
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Finding Your Roots Online is a MUST read for anyone who wants to use the Internet to climb their family tree. The book begins with computer and Internet basics, then moves into a detailed explanation of the four most valuable search strategies. Each strategy section is accompanied by real-life searches, along with the best Web sites for specific types of research. My favorite chapter was the one that showed how to move easily back and forth between the strategies in order to tease every bit of genealogical information out of each site. If you follow along with each search, you're sure to find several of your own ancestors. Ms Hendrickson's great experience, practical approach, and deep interest in geneology and history shine through these pages, lighting the way for beginner and experienced searchers alike.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By reteach on May 19, 2003
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This is the premise of author, Nancy Hendrickson and she shows the genealogist how to take one small bite at a time and really learn the ropes of internet research. From the first three chapters in which she shows the correct way to use charts, what is available on the net and how to organize all those bits and pieces of info to the final chapters of doing a real search the book is full of marginal icons alerting the user to content. Each chapter concludes with a checklist and summary. As an educator I cannot recommend the format of this book enough. My copy is already highlighted and getting rat-earred from frequent use. Follow chapter by chapter and you, too, will have acquired expertise on the net and new ancestral information.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Adair on February 15, 2004
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I had sent a copy of this wonderfully informative and well written book to 6 of my relatives and friends hot off the press. My sister, who has lived out of the country for some 35 years and having returned to her root country, wanted to learn more about our family. I encouraged her and was thrilled to be able to send her a copy of Nancy's book. This was back in October, 2003. Since that time, its been almost a miracle of sorts...following the information and suggestions in Nancy's book, my sister was able to get in touch with our father's cousin, a college professor, only to find out that he, too, had been trying to find our family! The two of them have been sending emails back and forth since October, exchanging and sharing information, checking out family burial locations, sharing pictures, and this has opened a "whole new world" for both families. We are even planning a reunion of sort as early as next summer. We have so much gratitude to Nancy Hendrickson for embarking on this endeavor of educating those of use who are not all that savvy with the internet but also showing us that searching for one's roots on or off the internet is not as complicated as one would believe and most of all, the rewards.
My family and I recommend highly embarking on your own search for your roots starting with this book, almost a wisdom of pearls so to speak.
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