Saturday, April 14, 2007

Family History Books on Google Books

Google has been scanning books from several Libraries. Their collection includes many Genealogy books. To use Google Books, go to then click on more, then Books.

In the Google Book search page enter what you want to search for. Example: Vital Records.

As you can see from this example there are 11,800 books on Vital Records. You can do advanced searches to refine your search.

Most of these books are for the towns of Massachusetts. In the search area it will tell you if you can see the entire book or just previews. After you open a book you can search the text of the books and see previews of search results or go to pages with hits. Give it a try.

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