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The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree Second Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1440511684
ISBN-10: 1440511683
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About the Author

Kimberly Powell began research in genealogy over 20 years ago with a school project and has since developed it into a passion. She has been writing about genealogy for About.com since 2000, and her work has also appeared in several popular genealogy magazines. She is also the author of The Everything[registered] Guide to Online Genealogy, 1st Edition, and serves on the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
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Product Details

  • Series: Everything®
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Second Edition edition (January 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440511683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440511684
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Kimberly (Thomas) Powell was born in Virginia and grew up both there and in South Carolina. She currently lives outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a huge fan of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. A professional genealogist, author and columnist, Kimberly has been writing/blogging about genealogy for About.com for over 13 years. She currently serves as Vice President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, as Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and as volunteer Webmaster for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. See her work on the Web at http://genealogy.about.com.

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Bob Keane on April 6, 2011
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This book is a very good guide particularly for new genealogists but is also a great refresher for more experienced ones. It is well organized and comprehensive. It is written in a straightforward manner and well indexed so that it is easy to use and find the various topics that the author is writing about.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. S. Gluck on October 21, 2011
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For someone who has a new interest in genealogical research, this book gives a great overview. It provides ways and means for searching and what to do with the info to find even more info. It also has a straightforward, easy to read format. Very helpful all around.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By RolandRhoades on February 29, 2012
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I recommend this book for your library, if you are doing any extent of genealogy research. Lots of great ideas, and reminders for what veterans may have forgotten.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Michael Carroll on December 20, 2012
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This is a good book. For 2011, it has a new cover and a new layout. The new cover says "2nd Edition." A new edition normally means new contents. Buyers should be aware that in this case, the contents appear not to have changed substantially from the earlier version in 2008. The use of "2nd Edition" is somewhat misleading, and you don't want to buy this one if you have the earlier one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pst on June 10, 2013
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This book is a good reference. It also supplies you with free genealogy sites, which are hard to come by
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Lenoir on May 24, 2013
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I am so excited about the help this book has given me. I was looking for a general how to book on genealogy but this book is extensive. My Grandfather was a Veteran and this book actually gives all the information and contacts for recovering his Military records. It's thorough and well written and will help anyone with modern day genealogy research.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rescueAdog on January 15, 2013
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Has made my genealogy research a little easier, lots of good suggestions for sites that have helped me solve a family mystery. Also found bible pages and manuscripts that I might have missed without this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Goodwin on November 23, 2012
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This book has just about there is to know about internet genealogy. It begins with a lot of the other things that you need to know to do genealogy such as interviewing relatives and looking for information that you already have at home.The only way it could be improved is by giving sample questions to ask on an interview.

Cathy Goodwin
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