5 Genealogy Books About Online Family History Research

Are you new to online genealogy research? If so, you might want to get your hands on a copy of one of the following genealogy books. Each of them focuses on how you can find online family history resources such as government databases and online family trees.

  1. Discover Your Family History Online — by Nancy Hendrickson
  2. Genealogy Online for Dummies — by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm
  3. DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century — by Debbie Kennett
  4. Mastering Online Genealogy — by W. Daniel Quillen
  5. Getting Started in Genealogy Online — by William Dollarhide

I encourage you to visit the links above (not affiliate links) to learn more about each of these books so you can find the right one for you. What kinds of things can they teach you? Here are some examples:

  • Finding free online genealogy services versus paid ones;
  • Choosing the right genealogy software for you;
  • Navigating census records online;
  • Using social media for collaborative family history research;
  • Finding international genealogy records online;
  • And much more.

Have you already read one or more of these genealogy books? Would you recommend them to others trying to track their family histories online? Tell me why you love them, hate them, or would recommend them in the comments.

Jenn is a professional writer and publisher, and the founder of Climb Your Family Tree.

She first became interested in genealogy as a teenager. Since that early start, she's spent 28 years putting her personal passion and professional research skills to use in exploring her own family history while assisting others in their genealogical journeys.

In addition to running Climb Your Family Tree, Jenn is a long-time PR, social media, and online marketing specialist and she's been a digital publisher / web developer for over 20 years. She owns a variety of web properties including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, Kiss My Biz, and NakedPR.

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