About the Author Pamela Rice Hahn says her interest in genealogy began with what she considers her writer's curiosity - a desire to learn more about the history behind the hand-pieced quilts that were stitched by her maternal grandmothers and other family stories and artifacts; it evolved from there. In addition to The Unofficial Guide to Online Genealogy, Pam is also the lead author of Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours (Sams/Macmillan General Reference, June 2000), Master the Grill the Lazy Way (Alpha Books/Macmillan General Reference, June 1999), and How to Use Microsoft Access 2 (Sams/Macmillan Computer Publishing, July 1999). She has served as editor for a local community-action commission newsletter, The AMCAC News, as well as for a number of computer-related and business newsletters. In addition, she has taught business and sales training seminars; her most recent speaking engagements have been about writing opportunities on the Internet. Pam has published several hundred bylined and ghostwritten business, general interest, technical, and humorous articles that have appeared in Glamour, Country Living, Business Venture, Current Notes, and other national publications. In addition, she works as a technical editor and writer for Macmillan Computer Publishing, Sybex, Osborne, Quessing, and DDC. Pam is publisher and editor-in-chief for the online magazine The Blue Rose Bouquet at www blueroses.com, and she maintains several other Web sites, among them her personal site at www ricehahn.com as well as www ricehahn.com/grill, www genealogytips.com, The Ultimate Chronic Illness Resource Directory at www ricehahn.com/resource, and, along with Keith Giddeon, the Authors on the Undernet chat channel pages at www blueroses.com/authors. Pam is the 1997 winner of The Manny Award for Nonfiction from the MidWest Writers Workshop.