Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Web addresses; Disappearing resources; What's new in this edition; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Genealogy and the internet; Offline genealogy; History; 2 First Steps; Beginners' guides; Online lectures; Getting help; Genealogical terms and abbreviations; 3 Online Starting Points; The British Isles; General genealogical gateways; 4 Using Online Sources; Approaches to digitization; Indexes, transcriptions and images; Quality issues; Searching online records; FamilySearch; The commercial data services; Document services.
Image formats and viewersWhich data service; Common problems; 5 Civil Registration; England and Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Offshore; Certificate exchanges; Overseas; 6 Census; General information; Digitizing census records; Free census indexes; The commercial services; Ireland; Overseas; 7 Church Records; Parish churches; FamilySearch; Other free collections; Local resources; Commercial data services; Scotland; Ireland; The Roman Catholic Church; Nonconformist churches; Municipal burials and cremations; Monumental inscriptions; 8 Property, Taxation and the Law; Wills; Land and taxation; Crime.
Civil courtsChurch courts; 9 Occupations; Occupational terms; General information; Individual industries and occupations; The learned professions; Company records; Trade unions; 10 The Armed Forces; General information; The Royal Navy and merchant navy; The army; The Royal Air Force; Medals; Commemoration; 11 Migration and Colonies; Passenger lists; The Americas; Australasia; Africa and the Caribbean; India; European immigration; 12 Print Sources; Books; Electoral records; Directories; Newspapers; 13 Archives and Libraries; Gateways to archives; The National Register of Archives.
National archivesThe Discovery service; Other catalogues; The national libraries; County record offices; Public libraries; University libraries; Family History Centers and the Family History Library; The Society of Genealogists; Beyond the British Isles; 14 Surnames, Pedigrees and Families; Surnames interests; Pedigree databases; Genetics and DNA testing; Royal, noble and notable families; Locating living people; 15 Geography; Gazetteers; Modern maps; Historical maps; Map collections; Finding maps; Interactive mapping; 16 History; General resources; Local history; Social history; Names.
Understanding old documents17 Photographs; National collections; Regional and local collections; Specialist collections; Commercial photographers; Professional photographers; Dating, preservation, restoration; Photo sharing; 18 Discussion Forums; Mailing lists; Web forums; Social networking; Netiquette; Starting your own discussion group; Which discussion group?; 19 Search Engines; Using a search engine; Formulating your search; Refining your search; Search tips; Searching for files; Sites and domains; Limitations; The 'invisible web'; Choosing a search engine; Genealogy search tools.