Prepared by Elisabeth Lindsay.
The Internet, also known as the World Wide Web, is a global computer network: a system of interconnected computers, computer networks, and websites, allowing the transmission of data around the world. Individual users access the Internet through a local Internet service provider (ISP). Those accessing information over the Internet are said to be online.
The Internet has dramatically enhanced genealogy research, allowing greater access to content, as well as greater communication and collaboration among family members and others.