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Most genealogists rely primarily on records to root out their relatives. However,
the Internet has opened the doorway to other digitized documents. In particular, I’m
referring to an oft-underutilized family research resource: Published Genealogies.
The new First Steps course from Family Tree University, Finding Family History Books
About Your Ancestors, will show you where to find these manuscripts and what they
Genealogy is not a new pastime. During the colonial period, genealogy was seen as
an attempt by early settlers to secure a measure of social standing within the British
Empire. The truth is, people have been conducting family research for centuries, and
many of these individuals might have published family trees–a resource that you now
have the opportunity to plunder. From articles in genealogical society journals to
entire books outlining specific lineages to searchable online databases of user-contributed
family trees, this new course shows you how and where to look for the work others
have already done, allowing you to save time and add branches to your family tree.
You’ll learn to search for manuscripts on databases such as:
- Internet Archive
- Interlibrary Loan
The first session of this 2-week long course starts on Monday, Oct. 15. Click here
to learn more about our course First
Steps: Finding Family History Books About Your Ancestors (and save %20 on your
registration with coupon code FTU1012).