Genealogy QuickSteps

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June 5, 2012


Mixed media product, 288 pages


0071784209 / 9780071784207


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Main description

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!

Get started researching your family tree right away--the QuickSteps way. Color screenshots and images with clear instructions show you how. Discover the fascinating story of your ancestors using a wide array of resources, including websites, private and public archives, military records, blogs, social media networks, computer programs, and more. You'll also get advice on getting around roadblocks, collaborating with family members and fellow researchers, and organizing, personalizing, and publishing your family tree history.

Use these handy guideposts:

  • Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
  • Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
  • Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what you'll see on your computer screen while you're doing a task

The unique, landscape-oriented layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.

Table of contents

Ch 1.Stepping into Genealogy
Ch 2. Gathering Information
Ch 3. Computer Tools You'll Need
Ch 4. Identifying Web Resources
Ch 5. Entering and Analyzing Information
Ch 6. Searching the Internet for Information
Ch 7. Further Research
Ch 8. Using Groups and Social Networking
Ch 9. Getting Around Roadblocks
Ch 10. Pulling It All Together

Author comments

Marty Matthews has been writing books for McGraw-Hill for more than 25 years. He is the co-creator of the QuickSteps series, directly authored or co-authored more than 70 books, and been responsible for another 20 books written by others. Recent books written by Marty include Windows 7 for Seniors QuickSteps, Computing for Seniors QuickSteps, and SharePoint 2010 QuickSteps

Bobbi Sandberg became interested in genealogy when, as a child, she heard that some of her ancestors traveled with Daniel Boone. Later, she discovered that "Brave Heart" (the original, not Mel Gibson) was a relation. Bobbi is member of several local genealogical societies, active on, and a popular genealogical speaker. She has authored or co-authored several McGraw-Hill books, including Quicken 2011: The Official Guide and Computing for Seniors QuickSteps.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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