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From: "Cheryl Rothwell" <>
Subject: FHL Digitizing Books
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 14:38:46 -0600
The Family History Library is starting to digitize their book holdings,
mostly family histories to date, and they are putting them online, fully
search able by any word or advanced search combinations. More than 5,000 of
these books are on the Brigham Young University Library servers and
accessible now. The pages are in pdf and each page is a separate document
which means more files to save. The statement is below. I checked it out
briefly and found a direct link at:
"The LDS Family History Library has announced that it has begun the process
of digitizing and making available on the Internet all of the Family History
books in their collection. These are primarily books in the "929.273Series"
that are currently housed on the first floor of the Family History Library
(previously housed on the fourth floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial
Building). At the present time (September 2005), about 5000 books have been
digitized and are available, and they have announced that they are adding
about 100 titles a week to the online collection. Copyright issues are
playing a role in determining the order in which they progress through this
task; books out of copyright are being done first."
Logan County ILGenWeb www.rootsweb.com/~illogan
Central IL Regional Coordinator, ILGenWeb
Clark, Downing, Harding, Lucas, et al
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