GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

American Libraries - Archive.org

Don't let this one fool you. On your initial visit this site looks daunting. This collection contains materials from hundreds of libraries around the the United States. It may not appear to have much for the genealogist. But, take a closer look and be creative with your searches. I did a search on the word "genealogy." The resulting listing showed hundreds of rare volumes of family history books including several volumes of "The New York genealogical and biographical record." I think you'll find yourself spending hours at this site. I know I plan to spend more time here.
Here's the link:
www.archive.org/details/americana

1 comment:

Fay said...

Hooray for free genealogy links, especially from someone located in NY. I've been looking for a lady that was born in NY then moved to NJ where she married then moved on to OH.

Great site and keep up the good work (especially on the NY stuff)

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