This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers: Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census Civil registration indexes Information on occupations and professions DNA matching New genealogy websites and search engines Surname studies Passenger lists and migration records Information on digitised historical maps and photographs This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
Peter Christian is highly regarded in the world of online genealogy. He is a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and former editor of Computers in Genealogy magazine, his recent publications include Census - The Expert Guide (co-written with David Annal), published by The National Archives.