Turning up the Volumes
10/1/2001
Searching for tomes to tell you about your family? Genealogy Library offers an alternative to scouring genealogy books page-by-page.
Clues to the next chapter of your family history may be tucked away in the pages of a book — the century-old family history published by your fourth cousin twice removed, the local history chronicling the development of your ancestors' hometown, the record collection a kind-hearted genealogist transcribed for other researchers' benefit. But finding the right pages from the past can be tough. You may live a long way from any library with a major genealogy collection. And even if you have access to them, genealogy and local history books often have only partial indexes or no indexes at all, so you can easily overlook mention of your family. Genealogy.com, producer of the popular Family Tree Maker software, has created an online library to solve both problems.

Genealogy Library <www.genealogy.com/gl> brings you access to more than 3,200 genealogy books via the Internet. You can find a name anywhere in the whole collection in an instant. You can also browse through the books and print any page. Even if your local library has all of these books, it's far more efficient and convenient to search them with a few mouse clicks than to scour them page by page.

Sources fall into three categories: