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. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

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.
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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.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Roots - Canada's Local Histories On Line

We're staying in Canada for another post. This one from the Universities of Calgary and Laval in cooperation with a list or organizations too numerous to list here.   Our Roots has nearly 6000 digital texts with nearly 1.5 million pages of information about Canadians and Canada. This one is similar to Google Books and and contains books that are out of print or at one time only available in distant collections inaccessible via the Internet. And, yes there are genealogies and many local histories. You can browse or search by title or browse by subject.  It is free, but you will need to register on your first visit.

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