AARP Genealogy Online

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AARP Genealogy Online

Tech to Connect

By April Leigh Helm; Matthew L. Helm

Wiley, Paperback, 9781118244050, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

Research your family's history without ever leaving the comfort of your home

"AARP" "Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect" provides you with the know-how to research your family's history using the latest and greatest online tools and resources. From using social networking to tracking family members to using new genealogical software for the first time, this fun-but-straightforward guide is an ideal starting point for beginners who are interested in tracking their ancestry and family history with ease and enjoyment. Covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project, beginning with where and how to find interesting information Shares tips for communicating with other online genealogists, building a simple website that can be used for sharing information with other family members, and using public access catalogs Assumes no prior knowledge of doing genealogical research Offers the opportunity to obtain free genealogical database access as well as free genealogical software tools, including versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files Features task-oriented tutorials arranged in such a way to make it easy to find material and achieve success

Interested in finding your roots? "AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect" helps intrigued researchers build an effective genealogy database to connect with their past and share it with the future.

About the Author
Helm is the president of Toolbox Internet Marketing Services, Inc.

Matthew L. Helm is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for, Inc. He's the creator and maintainer of the award-winning Helm's Genealogy Toolbox, Helm/Helms Family Research Page, and a variety of other Web sites. Matthew speaks at national genealogical conventions and lectures to genealogical and historical societies. Matthew holds an A.B. in History and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April Leigh Helm is the President of, Inc. April lectures on genealogy and other topics for various conferences and groups. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and an Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Together, the Helms have coauthored several books in addition to the five editions of "Genealogy Online For Dummies," They include "Family Tree Maker For Dummies, Your Official America Online Guide to Genealogy Online," and "Get Your Degree Online."