Search Thousands More Family Histories on FamilySearch.org

Search Thousands More Family Histories on FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch has moved its online books collection from the Brigham Young Family History Archive site to a beta site at books.familysearch.org. (You also can go to FamilySearch.org and click the Books tab.) Digital book operations manager Dennis Meldrum says approximately 17,700 books were moved, and...

FamilySearch has moved its online books collection from the Brigham Young Family History Archive site to a beta site at books.familysearch.org. (You also can go to FamilySearch.org and click the Books tab.)

Digital book operations manager Dennis Meldrum says approximately 17,700 books were moved, and a backlog of 13,300 books—which wouldn’t fit onto the BYU site—were added.

That means you can now search upwards of 31,000 family history books at FamilySearch.org. Another 4,500 will be added this week, with 25,000 more to come during 2012.

You can keyword-search the entire text of the books and download an entire book (instead of one page at a time, as was the case on the BYU site). “We are working to improve the download experience over the coming weeks,” Meldrum says.


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  1. I wanted to let you all know I’m getting a "Server not found" error when I click on matches to my search, so it looks like the site’s having some temporary problems.