*shared* sources #freerecords

There are millions of digital #freerecords, published books, journals, all online at HathiTrust, Archive.org, Open Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library and similar websites. Occasionally the copy is not as high quality as the $ copy on a subscription site, but the record is free, for everyone. PDF, full text and sometimes even Kindle versions are offered to read, download, copy/paste text.

Most useful


Colonial as a group (individual colony sources below, alpha by colony/state name)


Migration and Emigration, Immigration. Emigrate is to leave one place and settle in another. Immigrate is to move to a non native place- so basically the same thing, each with 1,000 kilograms/pounds of subtle meaning attached now in the 21st century. Migration is a better term.


Indexes


Connecticut 

England

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Iowa 

Maine 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

New Hampshire 

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island 


Family genealogies


Local histories and vital record specific locations


Census


General

  • Ancestry magazine 1990-2010 at Google Books “focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe”.