Books and Journals


American Colonist’s Library  Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History Family History Wiki A great place to learn more about family history

British Library Online Gallery  Includes links to old maps (worldwide) and links to notable books and journals

Compilation of Published Sources  MyHeritage’s collection of more than 150,000 digitized historical books

Digital Book Index  Indexed links to more than 165,000 full text books from book publishers, universities and private sites

Family History Books collection of digitized family history publications in institutions they partner with

Fold3  $ or free at Poulsbo Family History Center and NARA in Seattle. Collection of historic documents (some are free without a subscription)

Free Irish Genealogy eBooks  List of free eBooks and eJournals on the topic of Irish, Irish-American and Irish-Canadian genealogy; read books online or download

Google Books  Large collection of public domain books and some books for purchase

Google Scholar  Scholarly Literature Search

Hathi Trust  A digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, some digitized and others in the catalog that can be ordered through interlibrary loan

Heritage Quest  collection of family and local histories available at home with Kitsap Regional Library card. Click on Research>Genealogy>Heritage Quest>Search Books.” Dollarhide’s invaluable Census Map Guide also available in the Census section under Maps

Internet Archive  enormous collection of open library books and public domain books, constantly growing, great source for local histories and directories

Internet Archive/EBooks and Texts  Free digital books and texts

JSTOR  All access available to individuals with a subscription or access free at many colleges & universities. Offers more journals than available in the Early Journal Content.

JSTOR Early Journal Content  Free access to many historical society journals published before 1923, including William & Mary Quarterly. Now available on Internet Archive.

Jurn Search engine for free articles in digitized journals

Library of Congress Digital Collection  Books, documents, and manuscripts

Library Ireland  Historical books and articles relating to Ireland

Making of America  Digital library of primary sources in American social history. Includes books and journals

National Archives Digitized Historic Documents  Takes you to the NARA records available on Fold3 website

New York Public Library Digital  Manuscripts, books, historical maps, rare prints, illustrated books, printed ephemera and photos

Online Books Page  Facilitates access to digitized books that are freely available online

Open Library  A partnership with Internet Archive providing a catalog of every book published. Some listings will take you to a digitized book

Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources  Guide to genealogy

Smithsonian Libraries  Over seven thousand rare books, journals and manuscripts online

The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy  A handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary sources

World eBook Fair ($)  Membership required

Yale University Library Digital Collections  With historic New Haven, works by Thomas Jefferson and much more.