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 FlanaganCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
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 onelibrary.com), the largest bibliography of genealogical and local history books ever published.