New Digital Family History Books – July 2012 Report

September 7, 2012  - by 

July witnessed uploads of nearly 1,200 digital family history books. These books are now accessible for free at Family History Books. In addition to 700+ family genealogies, several printed English parish registers, dozens of Texas and Missouri local histories, issues of the periodical Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Michigan military records, marriage abstracts from several Kentucky counties, 5 volumes of the Adjutant General of Illinois records from the Civil War, and Latin for Local History: An Introduction, as well as many other titles were all digitized in July.

Complete reports of books digitized in July 2012 are available at:

Previous reports: June 2012

Nathan Murphy

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG is a United States and Canada Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in Southern United States and English family trees.

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    1. Employees were told “The online Family History Books at will be down for maintenance for the next few days.”

  1. Very disappointing. The 3 books that I viewed are of such low resolution they are illegible. Only portions of the titles in large fonts are legible. Not ready for prime time!

  2. Problem resolved – I tried a different pdf viewer on these same 3 books The different viewer program worked much better and the books, especially the text, were legible. Perhaps you guys should have a help section on the entry page for the books collection that includes information about potential problems with different viewers & OS platforms.

    The first viewer that didn’t display a legible image was Preview, 4.2, program (Mac). The second, successful try was using Adobe Acrobat, an older version.

  3. I have a book of letters for my Uncle who died during WWII that I want to share. I have attached as a document to his profile – but are there other websites for journals, etc to share/archive?