If your answer is, "Yes.," then you'll be happy to know you don't have to come up with an email of sites to give them an overview. Paul Larsen has done the hard work for you and put them a great collection together in his ebook called My Family History Toolbox which is available as a download or in CD format.
Published in 2012, this ebook has 140 pages of links for all the relevant sites for an online beginner researcher. With fun images, pleasing-to-the-eye formatting, and a very nice analogy (toolbox) your family member or friend will not be overwhelmed, which is common to those just beginning to explore what kind of technology is out there for them to use in their research.
Here's a peek at what's inside My Family History Toolbox:
- What is a 'Family History Toolbox'?
- What's in a Family History Tool Kit?
- Your Basic Essential Tools
- More Valuable Cutting-Edge Tools
- Handy Gadgets and Gizmos
- Mobile Apps
I would highly recommend this book to anyone just starting their online search. With Father's Day fast approaching, this might be the perfect gift you've been looking for as its price is only $19.95 [Download or CD format].
Along with authoring this ebook, Paul Larsen is the author of the book/ebook Crash Course in Family History, and for more information about his books and to purchase, please visit the EasyFamilyHistory.com website: http://www.easyfamilyhistory.com/
Also, if you will be attending Southern California Genealogical Society's 2012 Jamboree in Burbank, California Jun 8th-10th [later this week], then be sure to visit them at Table 130 in the Exhibit Hall. They're definitely on my list to visit. =)
Disclosure: Paul Larsen and EasyFamilyHistory.com provided an electronic copy of "My Family History Toolbox" for me to review, and this, in no way, influenced my review of the book. This review is my honest opinion of it.