Monday, January 13, 2014
The Harold B. Lee Library Digital Collection on the Internet Archive
The sources I find on the Web are a never ending supply of surprises. One of the websites that is always a treasure trove is the Internet Archive (Archive.org). This website has a huge collection of items from dozens of public and university libraries all across the United States. Interestingly, the Internet Archive also has a substantial collection of items from the Harold B. Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah consisting of over 21,000 items from different collections.
Of particular interest to genealogists, is a collection of old maps. But the rest of the historical collections could be of help to genealogists who are searching for historical, cultural and other background information about their families. The Internet Archive is an endless source of fascinating documents, recordings, videos and everything in between in over 10 petabytes of stored documents. Just as a note to genealogists, the Internet Archive has a free complete digitized copy of the U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 to 1930.