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Genealogy This Week - 8 May 2010


Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week:

Europeana – Here is a great genealogy background resource for anyone with European ancestry. Called Europeana, it contains 6 million digital images, texts, sounds and historical newsreels from museums and archives across Europe. Among the participating organizations are the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris. The archive can be searched by title, author, date and subject. The site can also be searched in a variety of languages. Access is free. [Link]

Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the US – As anyone who has ever looked for genealogy records knows, the vast majority of genealogy records are still in paper or microfiche form sitting on some dusty shelf of a local library. Knowing which local libraries have genealogy records is often half the battle. This is where the excellent website Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the US comes in handy. It lists all the US public libraries that contain genealogy information. The list is alphabetical by state. The name of the library, its address and (where available) its website and email address is also listed. This is a very useful website for tracking down local genealogy records. Access is free. [Link]

Two Free Genealogy Books – Ancestry has put online free beta versions of two genealogy books The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American, State, County and Town Sources. [Link to The Source] [Link to the Red Book]

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