Beginner's Guide to Genealogy

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NETIQUETTE: A REFRESHER COURSE FOR OLDIES and a MUST FOR NEWBIES: The Homepage for Netiquette. Most everything you need and or want to know: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/index.html and here's another great site. http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/n/netiquette.html

WHERE DO I START? If I had a dime for every e-mail I've received asking "Where Do I Start?" or "What do I do next?" I could retire. Here's a good site for those folks who ask these questions. Richard Pence is a great source - Quick, simple and informative. http://www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/articles.htm Drop by RootsWeb but be sure you have something to drink and possibly a sandwich - tons of help here. http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/ Great set of lessons http://genealogy.about.com/library/lessons/blintro.htm

GENEALOGY LESSONS WITH HUMOR: A truly delightful site. "Uncle Hiram" tells stories of his adventures into researching his family and the "lesson he learned the 'hard way'". Enjoy. http://www.genealogytoday.com/columns/unclehiram/index.html

WINNING THE NAME GAME: Excellent article on how names were spelled differently http://www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/june00/soundex.html

BRANCHING OUT ON-LINE: Lots of info of how to use the internet for research http://www.didian.com/branch/

GEN-NEWBIES: Huh???? Newbies is a term used on the internet for people who are new to genealogy. This is the home page of the Gen-Newbie e-mail list. This e-mail list is for new genealogist where you can ask questions and not get flamed for doing so. Be sure to join this list. http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie/

DEAR MYRTLE: One of the best on the web. Plan on spending awhile here. http://www.dearmyrtle.com/

DESMOND WALLS ALLEN: Desmond writes a lot of books and she has put her experience to work writing simple, easy to understand lessons for the beginner. http://www.arkansasresearch.com/guide.html

EVERTON'S PUBLISHING: Probably the oldest, best known name in genealogy. They have a lot to offer the genealogist from microfilm readers to lists of surnames. But for this list here's their on-line easy to understand lessons: http://www.everton.com/learn/index.php

NATIONAL GENEALOGY SOCIETY: Direct from the experts. The Beginner's Guide to Genealogy. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/edu.htm

SHIRLEY HORNBECK'S THIS & THAT PAGES: The very best miscellaneous tips on the web. Stop by and read for awhile. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hornbeck/

IN DEPTH EXPLANATIONS - easy to follow, fun to read http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~haas/learningcenter.html

 

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