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Part: V SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE > GENEALOGY RESEARCH ONLINE

Chapter 20. GENEALOGY RESEARCH ONLINE

When I first got on the Internet back in nineteen-coughity-cough, the idea that the Internet could be used for genealogy was a new one on me. I knew there were interest groups for genealogy, and I knew there was a small body of information out there. But the largest holders of genealogy data—birth and death certificates, census, and so on—are usually government institutions, and they hadn't quite gotten that far in their discovery of the Internet.

Fast-forward to 2004. If you're a genealogy researcher, now is a wonderful time to be alive. Not only is more and more source information becoming available, but even secondary sources of genealogy data—like obituary collections—are being archived.


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