Thursday, February 5, 2009 Genealogy Online by Elizabeth Powell Crowe

First things first, the winner of last week's book--"Still I Rise"--is God's Man. Congratulations! E-mail your address to and I will send your book via USPS Media Mail. Didn't win this time? Check the right-hand column of the blog for a link to purchase this book and other media (books, music, etc.) mentioned on What Tami Said. Your purchases help support this blog.

This week's offering is a gently used copy of "Genealogy Online" (McGraw-Hill Companies, $24.99). For those of you inspired to begin digging up your own roots by last week's episode of "The Best of What Tami Said," this book , by Elizabeth Powell Crowe, will help you take the step from family interviews and jotting down a loose family tree to confirming connections through census records, birth certificates and such.

From the Back Cover

The bestselling genealogy guide--updated with the latest websites and online resources
Using this fully revised, detailed guide and your computer, you can successfully embark on a genealogical research project, locate family roots, and possibly find new family members. Genealogy Online, Eighth Edition explores the vast world of ancestry-related networks, websites, blogs, and other online services, and explains how they all work.

You will discover how to begin your search, find specific types of genealogical information on the Web, and use online tools effectively and efficiently. Techniques for tracking, organizing, analyzing, and sharing research are included. This expert guide will help you break down the walls that obscure family histories and save time and money in the process.

Select the best genealogy software for your needs
Carefully record, organize, and back up your data
Target your searches using Boolean terms
Chat in real-time with other researchers around the world
Subscribe to genealogy mail lists, forums, podcasts, and RSS feeds
Search vast resources like the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress
Create and share GEDCOM files
Tap into international genealogy resources
Publish your research on the Web
Create your own genealogy blog

Covers 100+ websites, including:

Enter to win this book by participating in this open thread by Monday, Feb. 9. All names attached to this thread will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.The winner of the book is invited to post a review on What Tami Said.

Good luck!

Quick genealogy note: I received this e-mail a few days ago. Those of you with East Coast roots take note:
I am the web content manager for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. I wanted to let you know that we are offering free access to our Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830, and People of Color in the Massachusetts State Census, 1855-1865
databases for the month of February in honor of Black History Month.


Stacie said...

I'd love to be entered.

Lady C said...

Tami, please enter my name in the drawing for this book.


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