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Book Announcement on this new guide to eBooks in local history.
New CD-ROM, Book provides instant access to 2,000+ eBooks.
The Genealogist's Virtual Library: Full-text Books on the World Wide Web
(Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000) is a "Books in Print" to
thousands of eBooks for genealogists, that are available at no cost on the
Internet. Simply point, click and begin reading. It's like having all those
books right in your library.
"I am very excited about this book! This one is going to be big! Tom did a
great job! His sources (Library of Congress, University of Michigan, etc.)
are likely to remain on the Internet, so the usability and reliability of
these web references to books on the net will continue to hold its value long
after the date of publication. I can't imagine doing genealogical research on
the Internet without this new resource tool. "
DearMYRTLE, Daily Columnist, Genealogy Forum on AOL
Written by Tom Kemp, (Chair ALA, Genealogy Committee), it is issued both in
paper and hardcover with a CD-ROM. The thousands of citations are arranged by
Family Histories, by General Topics and Local Histories by State/County.
Researchers can quickly identify books on specific counties or surnames and
topics ranging from African Americans in Alabama or Methodists in Wisconsin.
The first and only guide to genealogical and local history eBooks online.
Researchers can now reliably read, consult, and study thousands of local
histories, genealogies, and personal histories that have been published over
the past two hundred years. Users of this guide may simply click and read and
the complete text of thousands of family genealogies, biographies, and local
histories are accessible. The library of tomorrow is here today.
The Genealogist's Virtual Library: Full-Text Books on the World Wide Web. by
Thomas Jay Kemp; Price: $70.00; Cloth 0-8420-2864-1, includes CD-ROM; Paper
0-8420-2865-X $27.95 with CD-ROM. Call (800) 772-8937. [log in to unmask]
"This much-needed book is well organized and very easy to use. It is
definitely an excellent addition to the library of any genealogist who uses
the World Wide Web as a research tool?
Matthew L. Helm, Genealogy Online for Dummies.
"This book is among those which should be found on the genealogist's desk
reference shelf. It is an excellent guide for genealogists wanting to explore
what full-text resources are available without cost for family historians."
Curt B. Witcher, Manager, Historical Genealogy Department
Allen County Public Library