Saturday, June 09, 2007

Online books

If you want to flesh out the lives of your ancestors, historical books are a good place to start. Both Google and Microsoft are making books available online, not a completely new concept but now easy to search and in some cases fully downloadable in PDF form to read at your leisure. The books each have scanned to date are quite different, so be sure to check out both sites if you are hunting for information, say on ag labs in Bucks.

Google Books (my find this morning - English Agriculture in 1850-51 by James Cain, published 1852)

Live Search Books (my find this morning - The Village Labourer 1760-1832 by JL Hammond and Barbara Hammond, published 1911)

If you find something interesting, leave a comment with the details!


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