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I am able to talk with many genealogists every year. I am amazed at how few of them know about the immense online resources available to them. To be sure, almost everyone has heard of Ancestry.com, and most are familiar with FamilySearch.org. However, fewer people know about the tens of thousands of genealogy books that are available online, many of them at no charge. Every word of these books is available to you in your own home at your convenience, any time of the day or night.
Some people are aware of Google Books, a huge online resource for genealogists and others. Google Books is an online collection of all sorts of books –genealogy and almost every other conceivable topic; yet, very few people know about the online collections that focus only on genealogy and local history books. Some of the other collections contain thousands of family history and local history books, many of which are not found on Google Books. I thought I'd highlight a few of these collections this week.
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