From the Publisher:
Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series examines one topic per book so you can really go in-depth in the search for your ancestors. "Mastering Online Genealogy" covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. The book teaches readers about the Internet as an effective genealogical research tool; genealogy databases: what they are, where they are, and how to use them; free genealogy websites: who they are, strengths and weaknesses; subscription services: who they are, what they cost, strengths and weaknesses of each; pitfalls to watch out for, pratfalls to avoid the value of message boards, blogs, etc.; what kind of computer and software to buy. The author also includes genealogy software reviews and a glossary of terms. Quillen's books have been praised by Family Chronicle magazine, Genealogy Today, BellaOnline, and many others.