Library Collections

An article that appeared in the Lansing Michigan online publication City Pulse described the Library of Michigan’s successful auction of books that were no longer needed. This serves as a reminder that most libraries sell old books at certain times during the year. What the library doesn’t consider essential could be a valuable resource for […]

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Up until a couple of years ago, the basic operations of our libraries hadn’t changed much since philanthropists like Andrew Carnegie donated more than $40,000,000 to build about 1,700 libraries in communities throughout the country. Now, the very existence of our libraries is threatened. Like many businesses, libraries all over the country—if they haven’t been […]

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Sandy on June 20th, 2011

One of the world’s largest collections of historic books, pamphlets and periodicals housed at the British Library at, 96 Euston Road, London, are to be scanned by Google and made available on the Internet in a deal reached with Google. The deal is to scan 250,000 texts dating back to the 18th century will allow […]

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The World Memory Project was created by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, to allow the public free online access to records so that families and victims of the  can discover what happened to their loved ones as a result of one of the worst events in the history of the world. This […]

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As we remember the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War (1861-1865), you can explore the history of the conflict and your ancestors’ role in it in ways they (and maybe you) would never have imagined. It’s also known as the War Between the States. Today you can look up the name […]

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A year-long celebration is planned to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the 40th President of the United States of America, Ronald Wilson Reagan, on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. Inaugurated at age 69, Reagan was the oldest President and, according to some of the trivia out there, he was apparently almost […]

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The following is the Society of Genealogists UK announcement on publishing over 9 million records at findmypast.com.uk: “Today the Society of Genealogists in London and leading family history website findmypast.co.uk have published online over 9 million records from the Society’s unrivalled collection at findmypast.co.uk.

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