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Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History Records Online Paperback – April, 2004

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Crume provides an invaluable resource for amateur genealogists. Acknowledging^B that the bulk of preliminary research now can be accomplished online, he addresses the many technological issues that may overwhelm and deter novice Web surfers and CD-ROM users. After offering useful tips on accessing and evaluating often intimidating genealogical databases, he furnishes strategies for wording queries and narrowing searches in order to acquire the desired family information quickly and directly from an array of online records and archives. Resources currently available^B online include vital records;^B census^B records; probate and court records;^B cemeteries and tombstone inscriptions; military records; land and property records; church records; and newspapers, journals, books, wills and manuscripts. This informative guidebook supplies a blueprint for initiating a wide variety of family research projects. Margaret Flanagan
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Rick Crume is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine who frequently writes articles on computer genealogy topics. He's also the creator of the Genealogical Library Master Catalogue (www, the largest bibliography of genealogical and local history books ever published.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558706747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558706743
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,750,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda on November 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
I had hoped that this book would help me locate treasures on the internet. Unfortunately it is, for the most part, a printed index to what is available on If you don't subscribe to ancestry, don't waste time or money on this book.
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The book was okay, but nothing really special. Several of the links didn't work, probably because it was copyrighted a while ago.
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