24/7 Family History Circle blog has an interesting article called “Using Ancestry.com: Tips on Using Digitized Booksâ€“With a Focus on Local History”, a great look at how to use scanned books you find on Ancestry.com.
How To Find the Book You Need
The Family and Local History Collection at Ancestry is quite large and because of its size it can be easy to miss books of importance. With the addition of more than 300 titles back in late August, itâ€™s quite possible that new materials are out there that can help you locate your ancestors and flesh out the family story.
There are a lot of local histories in the Family and Local History Collection that have been digitized. The trick is locating the books you need. The Card Catalog database at Ancestry is the best way to search for titles that may be of interest to your family. It can be found by clicking on the Search Tab and then clicking on the “Card Catalog” link on the right-hand side of the page under the section “Search Resources” or directly through this link.
The article gives an indepth instruction on how to look through the online versions of this history books and how to trace your family through the online records. Fascinating and a great lesson for those who subscribe to Ancestry.com.
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