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Héritage for free Canadian Genealogy

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Heritage is a free database at Canadiana of some of Canada’s primary source documents. Héritage searches the archival material of Library and Archives Canada, “Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.”

Heritage for free Canadian Genealogy

 

Search the entire database or check out their featured collection of Genealogy records.

Subscription to Canadiana supports their digitization efforts and grants you full access to view all images and download PDFs and subscription rates are $10 (Canadian dollars) for one month’s access or $100 (Canadian dollars) for one year’s access and subscriptions don’t automatically renew.

Happy Hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth

 

October 19, 2016 |

Internet Archive for Genealogy

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Internet Archive is a great free resource for genealogy and family history. It’s a “non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.”

Internet Archive for Genealogy

The Internet Archive library offers over 10 million fully digitized books and texts. And the OpenLibrary has over 300,000 modern eBooks that can be downloaded. *If you’re going to type in the url instead of hitting a link, remember it’s “archive.ORG”.

  • You can Search by Collection, if you know a particular library, say Brigham Young University Library or the Allen County Public Library, has great genealogical holdings. There are over 4,000 collections so unless you’re going for something specific, you might not want to limit your search this way.
  • They have a specific collection: Genealogy, that pulls resources from several different institutions.
  • You can look at the Microfilm Collection within the Genealogy collection.
  • They have almost 3,000 Compiled histories/Family Genealogies in their Family Genealogy Collection.
  • The Wayback Machine has over 510 billion pages of archive internet websites if you try to find a site that’s down-look up the url in the Wayback Machine and you might find what you need. Note: some websites specifically prohibit crawling and won’t be archived here.

I like to do repeat searches for county and town histories, genealogies, and surnames at Internet Archive. They are continually growing their collection so it pays to search their site every few months. Happy hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth

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October 12, 2016 |

Free MyHeritage Book Collection

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Free MyHeritage Books

 

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There are a lot of great online book sites but my favorite is the free book collection at MyHeritage.

The have over 400,000 books and their search engine does a great job providing results. If you’re going to spend a few minutes looking for an ancestor in a book collection, try this one first.

The book collection is officially called “Compilation of Published Sources” and the description says, “This collection includes a compilation of thousands of published books ranging from family, local and military histories, city and county directories,school, university and hospital reports, church and congregational minutes and much more. All records include images of the book’s pages. We are continually growing this collection.”

 

October 7, 2016 |
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