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20 February 2013
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Karen Clare, Family Tree’s assistant editor, tries out the best internet tools to grow her tree in our new Geneal


Karen Clare, Family Tree’s assistant editor, tries out the best internet tools to grow her tree in our new Genealogy Boot Camp.

The 21st-century family historian could easily be blown away by the enormous amount of records now available online. But don’t be afraid, our Genealogy Boot Camp is a step in the right direction to navigating your way around the internet.

Starting in the March issue of Family Tree, our expert genealogist Celia Heritage puts you through your internet paces, providing indispensable web leads to not only help you research your ancestors further and faster online, but much more richly too.

Discover how to get started and initial dos and don’ts for beginners, what to look for and where, and which genealogy subscription website could be best for you.

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Don’t miss the tips on how to make the most of your lunch hour and get your family history fix online if, like me, you’re a working parent (or grandparent) with not as much time as you’d like to spend on tracing your tree at home.

We also look at family history software and tree app options too to help you record your findings and, indeed, take them with you on-the-go, whether you are making visits to family, friends, archives or perhaps graveyards to locate your ancestors’ final resting places.

I can’t wait for part 2 of Celia’s genealogy boot camp in our April issue (on sale 21 March), when she’ll show you how to step up your family history research for free!

So flex those finger muscles and get ready for some family history action online – those tantalising websites revealing your family’s stories are just waiting to be discovered.

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