Learn how to take advantage of the online explosion of digitized books for genealogy. You will learn about sources for digitized books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and More. Tens of thousands of these digitized books are local and family histories, some of which have had limited or no distribution previously. There are sites, such as the Family History Archive that have thousands of free genealogy-related books and are virtually unknown. Other well-known sites like Google Books contain a wealth of past issues of prominent genealogical publications such as the Ancestry Magazine and the Journal of American Ancestry.
James Tanner is a member of the FamilySearch Research Wiki Support Team and is a Moderator for Arizona and Utah. An Arizona trial attorney for 38 years, he has also owned an Apple Computer dealership. He volunteers at the Mesa FamilySearch Library. Selected by Family Tree Magazine as a Top-Forty Blogger for his blog, "Genealogy's Star," he was also a Blogger at RootsTech 2011, 2012 and will be again in 2013 He also writes for the FamilySearch Blog. He has been a partner in Tanner Digital Graphics, a graphics design business for 25 years. He owns PhotoArizona360, a photography company. He has over 30 years of genealogy experience. He has personally digitized tens of thousands of documents.
Genealogy's Star (James' blog)