Genealogy Gophers is a searchable collection of genealogy-specific, public domain books. This website is new and still in beta but I like it a lot. The advantage over Google Books and Internet Archive is that you don’t have to weed through all of the non genealogy stuff. The advantage over FamilySearch Books is that it has a better search engine.
I did several searches related to my current project. I had already done searches at the other sites. The list of hits was much more meaningful and easier to sort through. Right now they have 40,000 books online and they are planning to add 60,000 more.
When you click on one of the hits to see the actual page from the book a short survey thing will pop up. You can skip the survey to get to the page. A bit annoying but tolerable. Don’t forget it’s free.
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