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  • 1. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay Dick Eastman Sept. 28, 2013
  • 2. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • Today’s Objective: Increase your genealogy library at little or no cost • Save space • Find information faster and easier • Increase your knowledge
  • 3. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay Today’s handouts and PowerPoint Slides may be found at any time at: http://www.eogn.com/handouts/ebooks
  • 4. Remember the “good old days” of printed books? (yesterday)
  • 5. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • The process is simple and the books are available free of charge. • Best of all, you don't have to purchase bookcases or build an addition onto your house just for books.
  • 6. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • Some of us face a difficult task: Downsizing • I recently purchased a new home:
  • 7. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay
  • 8. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  • 9. Or this?
  • 10. For instance: • Many years ago, I purchased a 999-page book about my family name • It was originally printed in 1903 and I purchased a reprint • It is an extensive book but… • It has no index!
  • 11. Eastman Family Books
  • 12. Eastman Family Books • I paid $150 for those books in the early 1980s • Today, the same (printed) books cost $250 • Or I can download them from Archives.org or Google Books for FREE! • Even better, EVERY WORD in the ebook is indexed
  • 13. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • eBooks is a generic term, meaning "electronic books" • An ebook may be read on your desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet computer, Kindle, Nook, or cell phone if it is a "smartphone" (Apple iPhone, Android, or others) • Or any combination of the above.
  • 14. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • If you have sufficient room, you can save books onto your computer's hard drive. • Then again, you may prefer to save genealogy books onto an external hard drive, onto CD-ROM disks, in flash drives, in the cloud, in a Nook or Kindle, or anyplace else that is easy and convenient. • You can do whatever you want, although I will NEVER print an entire book. I don't have that much storage space available for paper!
  • 15. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • I have now downloaded and saved more than 100 old genealogy and history books to my hard drive. You can easily do the same. • And I have backups!
  • 16. Where to Find Genealogy eBooks? Many places, including: • Archive.org • Google Books • Allen County (Indiana) Public Library • FamilySearch.org’s Family History Library • Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library • Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
  • 17. Where to Find Genealogy eBooks? • Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research • Mid-Continent Public Library’s Midwest Genealogy Center • And Mollie Lynch's "Genealogy Book Links" at http://genealogybooklinks.com/. Her list includes many smaller digital collections that you otherwise might never think of.
  • 18. Where to Find Genealogy eBooks? • WorldVitalRecords.com has an extensive collection of digital French-Canadian ebooks, obtained from the late Bob Quintin. • Genealogical Publishing Company at http://www.genealogical.com • Heritage Books, Inc. at http://www.heritagebooks.com
  • 19. Where to Find Genealogy eBooks? • Archive CD Books USA: http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com - only sells CD-ROM images of old books • Archive CD Books Canada: http://www.archivecdbooks.ca - only sells CD-ROM images of old books • Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com • Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
  • 20. Google Books http://books.google.com
  • 21. Google Books
  • 22. Google Books
  • 23. Archive.org
  • 24. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  • 25. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  • 26. Find Genealogy eBooks for Pay • Not all ebooks are free. • Modern genealogy books are still under copyright and usually are not available free. • However, many newer electronic books may be purchased for modest prices from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Genealogical Publishing Company, Heritage Books, and many others.
  • 27. Find Genealogy eBooks for Pay • WorldVitalRecords.com has an extensive collection of digital ebooks, obtained from the estate of the late Bob Quintin. For instance, here is a sample from Ste Anne de Beaupre Baptisms, 1657 - 1980
  • 28. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  • 29. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  • 30. Everyone is Doing It!
  • 31. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • Summation: • Thousands of genealogy books are available to you right now in electronic format. • Some are available free of charge while others cost money (although usually cheaper than printed books). • You can now own a huge genealogy library and store it in a tiny space.
  • 32. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • I suggest you start this evening or tomorrow from your own computer at home.
  • 33. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay Today’s handouts and PowerPoint Slides may be found at any time at: http://www.eogn.com/handouts/ebooks