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.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cornell's Windows on the Past Collection

This is a wonderful source of freely accessibly information for the genealogist or history buff. Hours and hours of free reading are at hand when you access the numerous collections of digital scans of important historical documents, books, and other materiel from the vast collection at Cornell University. There are three I would like to call your attention to:

The Making of America Collection a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

The New York State Historical Collection. The opening page of the collection states: "The Cornell University Library New York State Historical Literature is a collection of selected monographs, pamphlets and other materials with expired copyrights chosen from from the Cornell Library's extensive collection of New York State Literature."

Cornell Daily Sun Issues of this daily newspaper available on line date from 1880 through 1979.

Access to all of these collections is free. Check 'em out.

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