“This book is a state-by-state guide to free online resources for genealogical research in the United States. It explores the available online collections of state archives, historical societies, university and public libraries, and other local repositories.” (Lulu.com) In his preface Michael writes, “Many researchers are unaware of the sheer volume and variety of records that have been brought online, at no cost, by government agencies and others active in individual towns, counties, and states. This book will provide a directory to sites that offer record images and indexes nationwide, including
- state and county archives;
- state libraries;
- state health departments;
- county clerks, recorders, probate courts, etc;
- historical societies;
- genealogical societies;
- university libraries;
- public libraries;
- and others."
I decided to try his resources on some of my current families I am researching. The first thing I discovered was a wonderful City Directory in Tennessee. It helped me confirm my family did indeed live in the Davidson County, TN area during a particular time. I found a descendant on my Ruppenthrall line using the Obituary Index in Birmingham, Alabama and lots more for my Cox lines. In West Virginia I found a very comprehensive Infantry list. I am very excited to spend the day just exploring all the new resources Michael Hait has introduced me to in this edition of “Online State Resources for Genealogy”.
The price to this Ebook is $15.00, and includes one free future upgrade. I really like that this Ebook is searchable as well. It can be purchased at Lulu. To receive this Ebook you will need the internet and the ability to open pdf formats. I think this is perfect as it is resources that you can use from the comfort of your own home and provides some great free information on many different records.
Michael Hait, CG is a Certified Genealogisits that writes. lectures and researchers. You can read his blog at Planing the Seeds; he has a separate weibsite for his genealogical profession here. I recommend you visit his professional page and check out his Free Genealogical Resources and Case Studies. He also has a page for his Publications.
Disclosure: Michael Hait provided me with a free copy for review. I already was a frequent user of his first edition and was very excited to see what new resources he had discovered. I think you will find this Ebook to be very beneficial in your genealogical research.
Here are other genealogical materials I recommend by Michael Hait:
Genealogy at a Glance: African American Genealogy Research
Show 'N' Tell: Creating Effective And Attractive Genealogy Presentations