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Learn how to take advantage of the online explosion of digitized books for genealogy. You will learn about sources for digitized books including the Internet Archive, Google Books, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and More. Tens of thousands of these digitized books are local and family histories, some of which have had limited or no distribution previously. There are sites, such as the Family History Archive that have thousands of free genealogy-related books and are virtually unknown. Other well-known sites like Google Books contain a wealth of past issues of prominent genealogical publications such as the Ancestry Magazine and the Journal of American Ancestry.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on January 4, 2012. 1 hour 25 minutes.

Viewers' comments:
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Learned so much information. A big thank you!
  • As always, excellent."Simple" tips often leads to amazing results. Never fail to learn more than I expected!
  • Best webinar so far that I have heard. Wonderful material and great to know where to find books and things that I need for my genealogy!!
  • By far the most "meaty" seminar - lots of areas to follow up on.
  • Can't wait to get started searching for books ... and wondering what I'll need to give up in the next few days!
  • Excellent presenter and information. Wonderful use of visual aids. This is probably the best webinar I have had the opportunity to listen to.
  • As always, great information that will keep me on the computer for days to come. Thanks!
  • First time I have been able to attend a live webinar and really enjoyed it!  The webinars are so enlightning and we learn so many new and different ways to search for our familys history.
  • Great Webinar...simple to understand and it gave me a lot of new sites to checkout, as well as understanding new methods for using the sites that I already knew about.
  • This is the best genealogy webinar I have attended anywhere online.
  • I have been to many of these websites. However I did not know that there were Ebooks that you could get there. Wonderful presentation! Makes me excited about going back to these websites and take a much closer look.
  • I thought I knew a lot about this subject already, but I was wrong. What a great webinar! Thank you!
  • I would rate this webinar a ten !!! Exceptional..... his info will cover many applications. Thank you so much!!!!
  • I'm a librarian, and I didn't know about a lot of these digital books sources. Thank you!
  • It was fantastic! Although I've used a few of the sites before I didn't use them fully. Every minute was packed with helpful information. I can't wait to use it with all of my research surnames!
  • James presented an amazing wealth of resources AND explained how to use them. That explanation was so simple, even I could follow it. I can barely wait for that CD!
  • The best webinar in a long time. Very informative. Recommend this webnair to every genealogist or anyone just begining. Thanks.
  • The webinar was GREAT!  Just when I think I am running out of places to look, James suggested a whole host of new ones!  Thanks Guys!
  • This was probably one of the most informative webinars that I've watched.  Thoroughly enjoyed James Tanner's presentation and hope he'll do more in the future.  Many thanks to James Tanner and Legacy Family Tree!!!
  • WOW!! I thought I was pretty knowledgeable on this subject. I was so wrong! Great webinar with so much usable information. Thanks for doing this!

Technical note: the audio ended up not being perfect (a little distracting at times) but the content and visuals was excellent.

About the author:
James Tanner is a member of the FamilySearch Research Wiki Support Team and is a Moderator for Arizona and Utah. An Arizona trial attorney for 37 years, he has also owned an Apple Computer dealership. He volunteers at the Mesa Regional Family History Center. Selected by Family Tree Magazine as a Top-Forty Blogger for his blog, "Genealogy's Star," he was also a Blogger at RootsTech 2011 and will be again in 2012. He also writes for FamilySearch TechTips. He has been a partner in Tanner Digital Graphics, a graphics design business for 25 years. He owns PhotoArizona360, a photography company. He has over 30 years of genealogy experience. He has personally digitized tens of thousands of documents. He is also the author of the following book:
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