Many people want to trace their roots and there has never been a better time to do so. However, with so many online resources now available it can be a daunting task for the beginner. This book will go through all the basics from gathering information from relatives and using County Archives, to making use of the best of the internet. It explains in depth how to obtain relevant documents, how to gather clues to further your research and how to do all this in the most economical way. A new addition to the book is how to go about searching American, European and Canadian Records.