Thursday, November 29, 2007


MoSGA Webmaster Carolyn Branch has just self-published a book likely to be of interest to many MoSGA members called Primary Sources Online:

“Many archival and library collections are now preserving, digitizing, and providing online access to significant primary historical resources. These non-profit sites do not have the advertising or public relations budgets available to commercial sites and are not easily located by search engines. This book brings together the best of these sites, hundreds of educational and governmental sites all over the world, offering thousands of FREE high quality scanned images. Every state in the United States is covered. Multiple sites offering death certificates, marriage records, historic newspapers, diaries, county histories, and more are described for each state and arranged in an easy to use geographic format. The book also covers Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Italy, France, and other European nations. Available in a 125 page lay-flat spiral bound edition or a PDF download with clickable links to all sites.”

You heard it right, folks- clickable links! BTW, if you happen to be interested in the Branch family, another of Carolyn’s books, Branch Family History, may also prove of interest:

“More than 500 years of history covering the Branch family from 1430 in Abingdon, England, 1621 in Jamestown, Virginia, through the descendants of James Daniel Branch of Callaway County, MO. Transcribed wills, maps, photos and family stories are included.”

If interested, click the following link and type “Carolyn Branch” in the Search box (quotation marks not necessary):


If you’ve got a family history, genealogy research handbook, photo book, or calendar you’d like to self-publish, you should also take the tour of it may be the self-publishing venue you’ve been searching for:


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