There is an excellent online collection of genealogy indexes and digital images of several thousand books, all available to everyone for free. The collection includes images of the pages of more than five thousand family history books. The majority of the collection focuses on U.S. genealogy although there are references to ancestors in other countries. Any collection this big is a treasure trove for genealogists, but searching it for particular names or places can be daunting - unless you use a few simple tricks.
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