Got "My Library" at Google Books?
If you have not queried Google Books to learn more about the geographical area where you ancestors lived or to find out what information mat exist on your ancestor, you may be missing a valuable geographical resource.
To access Google Books go to books.google.com or:
- Go to Google.com
- Click the “More” link at the top of the page
- Select "Books."
I have found many helpful books by searching using the following criteria:
- county/parish and state
- ancestor's name and locality
- topics (slavery, reconstruction, local history)
- prominent families in the area
With Google Books, I can save books to My Library to read later where I can keep them organized:
If you discover a book that only show a "snippet view," and you cannot access all the pages, look for the link within Google Books to Amazon.com. The "Look Inside" feature available for many books at Amazon allows you to search the indexes for family surnames or localities you are researching.
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