More than 20 years ago, my mother asked my brother and me, “This Internet thing you all are always talking about: Can it help me with my genealogy?”
My brother and I were already deep into online discussion groups about writing (me), archaeology (Bob), music, astronomy (both of us), and other topics.
Immediately after Mother asked, I knew two things: The answer was yes and I would have to write it all down for her. And that is how this book came to be.
The early editions of this book assumed you knew how to do genealogy, but not how to use the Internet. Since that time, commercial online services and the Internet have added, expanded, revised, and changed what they offer, as well as how and when they offer ...