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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
Introduction 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
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 Ancestry.com, 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.