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Family History Books

Family History Books is an online collection of more than 200,000 digitised genealogy and family history publications. It offers vast opportunities for researchers across the World, free of charge.

Hosted by FamilySearch, the contents include histories of particular families, local histories, genealogy magazines, gazetteers and pedigrees. Resources are drawn from eleven of the largest family history libraries in the World.

By using either a simple or  an advanced search, you can locate scanned images of entire books to read or download. For some of the items access is restricted to those viewing in particular libraries or family history centres. Subject to that qualification, the resource is a particular boon to people who do not live close to a major specialist library.

You can discover more about how this growing collection is being assembled on FamilySearch Blog.


Francis Howcutt
FFHS Archives Liaison

27 September 2015

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