Have you ever wondered how far back your family's ancestry could be traced? Maybe you're curious about where your great-great grandmother came from? A good way to begin to have these questions answered is to start a family tree. However, with all of the information that is available today, starting a family tree can be a daunting task. In Ancestor Hunt: Finding Your Family Online, author Nancy Shepherdson makes finding your ancestors easy through the use of the Internet. Learn how Web sites, links, listserves, software, and online family trees can aid you in your search for ancestors living as long ago as two hundred years. Helpful hints throughout the book will assist you in avoiding common mistakes along the way and in-text challenges will ensure that you are searching correctly. A comprehensive glossary is included that defines terms you may encounter while you search online. For further reading and a list of software and video recommendations, online resources, and related organizations are included to enhance your search. Read stories by real people, just like you, as they describe their hunts and successful searches for their ancestors. So, dial up, connect, and get started on your search. Maybe someone famous is hiding in your family tree!
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-139) and index
The ancestry mystery : are you related to someone famous? -- Collecting clues : what does your family say? -- Get a net : is great-grandma hiding online? -- Tell the world : you've got mail! -- Tracking ancestors : where did they come from? -- The value of off-line searching : digging for proof -- Were your ancestors soldiers, farmers, rich? finding the threads of their lives -- Share it! your family history home page -- Happy trails! having fun with your ancestors