Items of interest in Family History, new FamilySearch, and Internet Family History Research.
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 www.google.com 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.
I am a trainer in the Draper Family History Center in Draper Utah. I also operate several Family History Web sites for my own Family lines. See my newFamilyHistory sites listed below where I post most of my updates about Family History.