My best-selling book, Guide to Wolfram Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research, offers an insider’s look at this amazing (and FREE) “computational knowledgebase” that genealogists can leverage to assist with their research. Want to know the historical value of $1 in 1910? Wolfram Alpha has the answer. Want to know all the nicknames for the given name Elizabeth? Wolfram Alpha has the answer. What about the weather conditions on a specific date and in a specific location. Yep, Wolfram-Alpha to the rescue!
Note: For all my non-US followers, to get the Kindle version, just search for the title Guide to Wolfram Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research on your local Amazon platform (Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, etc.) and you’ll find the download is also free!
What Is Wolfram Alpha?
You will want to add Wolfram|Alpha to your genealogy toolbox since it can help you calculate the historical value of money, help you find the weather for a specific location on a specific date, and even list the possible nicknames for a name like Elizabeth!
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How Do Free Kindle E-books Work?
The easiest way to get your copy of Guide to Wolfram Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research is to click the links above. Or if you search on Amazon for the book, you’ll see either Add to Cart or Buy now with 1-Click® . . . just click either of those buttons.
Whatever you do, please DO NOT CLICK the “Read for free” button! This will sign you up for Amazon Kindle Unlimited and you’ll receive emails and . . . well it is just a mess!
But I Don’t Have a Kindle Device! Read On . . .
Did you know that Amazon provides a FREE Kindle App that you can install on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or most any smart device? Click here to download the app . . . and don’t worry, the app is “responsive” which means it will know which version you need!
I have the Kindle App on my iPad and it works just like a Kindle device! I can change the font size, the word space and the lighting as well.
About Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the Internet. These include Google, Bing, and Yahoo as well as specialty search engines such as Mocavo. The process is pretty straight-forward: you enter your search terms and you get back a list of links to relevant websites.
But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine than anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine also calculate information based on set input parameters? Great concept, right?
Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram Alpha (http://wolframalpha.com). What sets this computational knowledge engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from external sources (meaning websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are curated (meaning selected for their data reliability and sources).
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