Full Text Resources
This is a collection of published genealogy and family history books that come from the collections of the FamilySearch Family History Library, the Allen County Public Library, the Houston Public Library, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints Church History Library and other. It is fully searchable and uses Adobe Reader to display the pages.
The full text of some seven million books is now searchable through Google Books. These books were scanned and come from the collections of renowned libraries around the world and from partnering authors and publishers. For books that are still in copyright, generally only snippets are available to show the search term in context and a link for book purchase. For books that are out of copyright, users can read or download the entire book.
The Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) is a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites from 1996 on. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web.
Genealogical researchers should use the fully searchable "Texts" section to search for titles of genealogical interest. "Texts" contains the full text of almost 2 million items that are freely available for reading, downloading, and printing .