FamilySearch Family History Books Reaches a New Milestone
August 5, 2013 ByFamilySearch has announced they have reached a milestone in their collection of Family History Books found at FamilySearch.org. More than 100,000 books have now been scanned and published online by the partnership of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library, Church History Library, Houston Public Library – Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, and the Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center. Family History Books are available to search and use on the FamilySearch.org website and can be viewed by clicking Search and then clicking Books.
The majority of the online books are family histories, with a smaller portion made up of cemetery records, local and county histories, genealogy magazines and how-to-books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees. These valuable resources are viewed by more than 100,000 people a month.