29 August 2012

Genealogy Book Links


Sometimes it scares me how many neat resources I “stumble” upon!  It’s nice to think that one can logically and systematically keep up on the resources that can help us in our quest to learn more about our ancestors – and, that’s only a nice thought!  All too often I just “trip over” something that I wish I had known about earlier!

Genealogy Book Links is just such a website!  Though I have written about sources for digitized books for us genealogists (Google, FamilySearch Books (formerly BYU Family History Archives), HeritageQuest, Internet Archive, etc) and places like Cyndi’s list and Linkpendium which include references to digital books – it’s nice to find a site which is a “clearing house” across the various aforementioned and other sites.

Do recognize that as with any site attempting to compile information, it is not complete and sometimes the links don’t work (the bane of any genealogy site) and yet I love how the “links” for any found book reflects the source for the info.  

For example, under NC we find books from UNC (UNC Chapel Hill), ECU, Goo(gle), (Internet) Ar(chive), (Project) Gut(en berg) – places I am familiar with.  There are also books listed from some sources that have not typically been on the top of my NC research list such as Op(en)L(ibrary) and Harvard (Bernheim, Gotthardt Dellmann. History of the German settlements and of the Lutheran church in North and South Carolina :from the earliest period of the colonization of the Dutch, German, and Swiss settlers to the close of the first half of the present century. Philadelphia : The Lutheran Book Store, 1872. – also available via “Making of America”)

There is also a collection of Family Genealogies that you will want to check out.

Did you make a “find” here that really helped your research?  If so, please share!





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