How To Trace Your Ancestors Using a Computer For the Older Generation
Especially Written for the Over 50s
Date of publication: October 2010
Publisher: Bantam Press
Finding out about our ancestors has never been more popular; while once the exclusive preserve of the professional genealogist, it’s now much easier to trace your roots from the comfort of your own home, using free or inexpensive software. All you need is a standard laptop or desktop computer connected to the Internet and you are ready to start.
There is an enormous volume of data about previous generations on the Internet, available in seconds and much of it free. This includes censuses, parish records and births, deaths and marriages. This book shows how you can easily find out about your forebears by searching these records and by visiting dedicated ancestry Web sites.
This book also shows how to prepare a family tree and how to scan and e-mail old photographs and other archive information to family members around the world.
It is especially written for the over 50s who may have little or no experience or knowledge of using a computer. It is written in plain English and avoids technical jargon wherever possible.