Genealogy & Family History Research: Digitized Books & Histories

Resources, tips, and tutorials for conducting genealogy research, with an emphasis on U.S. genealogy.

Google Books

Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide.

FamilySearch Digitized Books

Family History Books is a collection of more than 100,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees -- like these Family Assocation bulletins on my husband's Harless ancestral line. Digitized Books

This category includes thousands of rich collections of published resources that can add depth to your family history. Requires an subscription to view search results (find a local library with Ancestry Library Edition).

HathiTrust Digitized Books

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Published genealogies, like this book on my husband's Harless ancestral line, can be viewed and searched online (including from their mobile site), allow individual pages to be downloaded by public users, and allow the full work to be downloaded by patrons who belong to partner institutions.