“Books Online Part 3: FamilySearch – Family History Update”
Donald R. Snow
Categories: RT, LDS
This is Part 3 of a series about books on the internet. The videos and notes for Parts 1 and 2 are on YouTube and my website. Part 1 dealt with ebook formats and books on Google Books. Part 2 dealt with books on Internet Archive. This part, Part 3, deals with ebooks on FamilySearch Digital Library and discusses the 1/2 million books they have and how to search and use them. These are mostly family history related, but they also have many local and general history books, histories, compiled genealogies, yearbooks, etc. These are mostly out-of-copyright and are in searchable pdf format, even when downloaded. A few other large ebook websites will also be mentioned. The notes and other related information, all with active internet links, is posted on https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990’s. He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.
This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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