Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Genealogist's Internet by Peter Christian- Book Review

I have always been super interested in the past, in my roots, in where my family came from. This can be attributed either to the fact that I don't know my biological father or his side of the family or my paternal grandpa or his side of the family OR it may be that I feel so deeply rooted in the history of my Great Grandmother's German family, that I ache to know where else I came from. After my Great Grandma passed away 6 years ago, my interest in genealogy grew and I started on an adventure to finding out things from time periods I would have never imagined being able to dig up!

I recently had the opportunity to check out The Genealogist's Internet by Peter Christian. This book is written for British people looking to get started in Genealogy, so I wasn't sure if it would apply to me at all since I am in the United States (although I do have British roots! :)) but I was pleasantly surprised to see tons of resources that could be of use to us here in the United States as well. In the book, there are many resources listed, both free and those that you have to pay for. The best way to start is with the free resources and work your way up from there.  Although this book is a great resource for those just beginning their family history searches, it is also a great resource for those of us who have been researching for a while, as it contains accurate links to the newest resources available on the web. It discusses everything from how to find military records and census records to local history and geography. The book also explains how to use search engines to optimize your searches and get the best results for what you are looking for. This is probably the most comprehensive book on Genealogy that I have come across. I highly recommend The Genealogist's internet to anyone interested in finding out about their family history and roots.

*Disclosure- I received a free copy of The Genealogist's Internet via NetGalley. I was not required to render a positive review. All opinions stated are 100% my own. 

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