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Research Notes 2020-7-27

Research Notes

July and August in Florida is miserably hot and humid. That means it’s time to plant yourself and your research under the closest air conditioner vent and start chasing your ancestors.

The Affordable Research blog is full of online genealogy collections from all over the country that you can visit without leaving your chair. Even better – most of these collections cost you nothing.

Do you remember the days when the Allen County Public Library was the go-to place (literally) for books containing genealogies, parish registers, county histories and so much more? The problem back then was getting a copy of one of those books. It’s no longer a problem. The Internet Archive has been digitizing books from the library and added them to the Allen County Public Library collection at Internet Archive. Right now there are 110,550 results to be found there.


It’s also a good time to relax with a good book. Fortunately our local public libraries have made it possible to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks for free. You can read these books in your web browser, but you best option is to download the Libby (by OverDrive) app at the Apple app store or Google Play. Libby is also available from Microsoft (Windows 10+).  The library has a section for reading Kindle Books.


Hurricane season is here and there is a storm brewing in the Atlantic. Now is a good time to make sure you are ready just in case a hurricane heads our way.


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