Find genealogy ebooks for free and for pay

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How to build your genealogy library

Find genealogy ebooks for free and for pay

  1. 1. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay Dick Eastman April 25, 2015
  2. 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. 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. 4. Remember the “good old days” of printed books? (yesterday)
  5. 5. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • The process is simple and many 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. 6. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • Some of us face a difficult task: Downsizing • I purchased a new home a few years ago:
  7. 7. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay
  8. 8. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  9. 9. Or this?
  10. 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. 11. Eastman Family Books
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Google Books http://books.google.com
  21. 21. Google Books
  22. 22. Google Books
  23. 23. Archive.org
  24. 24. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  25. 25. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  26. 26. Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America is essentially a card catalog that points to ebook locations in many other web sites.
  27. 27. Digital Public Library of America http://dp.la Or http://dp.la/bookshelf
  28. 28. Digital Public Library of America
  29. 29. Digital Public Library of America The search of the card catalog will take you to many different libraries, each with its own “look and feel.” Options available will vary from one library to another.
  30. 30. Digital Public Library of America
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  34. 34. Why Not Expand Your Library With This?
  35. 35. Everyone is Doing It!
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. Find Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay • I suggest you start this evening or tomorrow from your own computer at home.
  38. 38. 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

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