19 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
Want to grow your family story? Have you used the Internet Archive and found it difficult to use or lost what you once found? Try using a new website called Genealogy Digital Bookshelf instead!
This is a new website created by Taneya Y. Koonce. It categorizes genealogy books found at the Internet Archive by state and counties within general topic areas. General areas include Biographies, Cemeteries, Directories, Families, Military and Vital Records, just to name a few.
To use the site you can click on a topic area to see what books are indexed. I looked for resources on Chicago. Clicking “Biographies” will list several resources for Illinois and Chicago like Who’s Who in Chicago. You can also enter a search term into the search box above the general topic areas. Entering “Chicago” as a search term brings up two general topic areas where books can be found, Biography and History.
The Genealogy Digital Bookshelf can be used for more than Chicago research as all states, except North Carolina are represented somewhere in the site. North Carolina has its own site.
Want more information? You can follow Taneya on Twitter. The site is continually being updated so check it out often.Tweet