Friday, January 18, 2013

Ancestry: 2,200 volumes of county histories CA, IL, IN, MI, NY, OH, PA, WI

Today comes word of a new roll out at

U.S., County and Regional Histories and Atlases, 1804-1984
This database contains more than 2,200 volumes of county and regional histories from eight states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The database is available for browse only.

Though the collection is "browsable" only, you can drill down to the state level using the drop-down menu:

You then receive a list of titles to narrow your search. This is the top of the scrollable list for Pennsylvania county and regional histories.

We tend to think of searching at Ancestry by name, when honestly most of our research should be locality specific. Thank-you to for making this valuable collection available.

Happy family tree climbing!
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  1. If they have anything more than the card catalog, I could not get into it.

  2. Seems like a waste of time and space. Nothing searchable, merely book names.