A great introduction to using the Internet to trace your ancestors!
Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series examines one topic per book so you can really go in-depth in the search for your ancestors. Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. The book includes information on: genealogy databases—what they are, where they are, and how to use them; free genealogy websites: who they are, strengths and weaknesses; subscription services: who they are, what they cost; pitfalls to watch out for, pratfalls to avoid the value of message boards, blogs, etc.; and what kind of computer and software to buy. The author also includes genealogy software reviews and a glossary of terms. Quillen's books have been praised by Family Chronicle magazine, Genealogy Today, BellaOnline, and many others.
W. Daniel Quillen is the author of Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors and The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy. He is the author of the following books in our new Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series: Mastering Immigration & Naturalization Records,Mastering Census & Military Records, Tracing Your European Roots, and Tracing Your Irish & British Roots. All are published by Cold Spring Press.