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19 June 2009

Search them all at Google Books

Try searching Google books for every ancestor, even the ones you think will never be in there. I located my paternal grandfather in an Angus breeders' directory from the 1950s and a 4th great-grandfather in an 1830s era directory from Germany.



  1. I found this one too. Google books are a great resource....especially those that are now out of print. I have found that more are added, so it is good to check back with the same names every so many months.

  2. Hi Michael,
    I've had great success with Google Books researching my colonial ancestors. It's become
    my favorite free genealogical tool