|Useful Links for Women's Biography:
An Online Supplement
|Researching and Marketing Biographies in Cyberspace|
|Barbara F. McManus and Shareen Blair Brysac|
|Tenth Anniversary Women Writing Women's Lives Conference, December 8, 2000|
|People | Search | Archives | Books | Biographies | Compendia | Publicity Tool|
Social Security Death Index, put online by the major genealogy site Rootsweb, which includes an excellent how-to essay and a printable letter requesting a copy of the individual's Social Security application.
Address and Email Finders:
Finding Census Information:
Using Search Engines
Finding Archives and Archival Information
Archival Search Engines: Most archival materials are not themselves on the Internet, but it is possible to conduct online searches of the catalogues of archives. Ready, 'Net, Go! Archival Internet Resources is a major gateway page for archival research, providing links to various archival search engines that can conduct global searches of the major archives in various countries, including the following:
Finding Archives with Online Catalogues:
Selected Sites with Interesting Online Archival Materials:
Finding Online Biographies
Lives, the Biography Resource offers a very large number of links to individual biographies and special collections, including one devoted to women. Distinguished Women of Past and Present emphasizes relatively well-known women, while Notable Women Ancestors: Women's Biographies includes many lesser-known women. Barbara McManus's web site on Grace Harriet Macurdy and Shareen Brysac's web site on Mildred Harnack are linked to all these pages.
Other Pages of Interest:
The Web Site as Publicity Tool
Finding a Web Host and/or Web Designer:
Designing and Creating a Web Site: If you have access to a web server and want to create your own web pages, Barbara McManus offers Creating Web Pages: Tips for Getting Started, which also includes links to other useful pages on the topic.
Registering a Domain Name: Purchasing a domain name that reflects the title or content of your book can be done through Network Solutions or other commercial services.
Getting the Site Indexed by Search Engines:
Online Booksellers: Books & Writers provides a free rank monitoring service to help you keep track of your book's status at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well a paid services for improving your book's placement with online booksellers.
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