Many of the out-of-copyright books at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, have been digitized and put online at Archive.org. If you locate a book in their card catalog and it’s old enough, try searching for a digital copy of it at on Archive.org.
The National Archives (UK) has a tutorial on reading English language handwriting between 1500 and 1800.
The Florida State Archives website has “Early Florida Auto Registrations” from 1905-1917 on their website. The database is name searchable.
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It is easy to go in circles searching for information from genealogical databases. That’s why the most effective searches are ones that are organized and structured. This allows the researcher to not overlook possible search options and see how to troubleshoot when the desired individuals are not located.
In this hour-long presentation, see practical and down-to-earth approaches to making better use of your online search time. After discussing general strategies, we will look at two detailed examples which can then be modeled for your own problem ancestors.
Order Michael’s presentation on “Online Search Strategies” (and handouts) for immediate download. The presentation can be viewed as many times as you want.