Tuesday, October 20, 2015

20 October 2015 - 31 Days to Better Genealogy - Day 20

31 Days of Genealogy - Day 20

Day 20 - Explore Google Books
Google once had a vision of digitizing everything. They've scaled back on that, but they still have some awesome resources for us, including Google Books.

Your To-Do
Think about a person you're researching. Consider not only his or her name, but also where he or she lived, the occupation, military service, and other distinguishing factors. Then, go to Google Books and start searching not only for the name, but also those other facets of his or her life. You might find a mention of them. And if you don't, I bet you can find some good resources to give you context. 

Searching on NAME "Otis Hoover Richards" there were several that I hadn't seen before https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=Otis+Hoover+Richards

And, searching on NAME "George Milton Rice" there were several also that I hadn't seen before https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=George+Milton+Rice but I'll need to weed through some that just didn't look right!

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