After learning a few years back that her Railey ancestor owned a farm in Logan County, Ky., our own Allison Stacy had a “why not?” moment and checked the HeritageQuest Online collection of digital books (accessible through many public libraries).
She was flabbergasted to learn that in the early 1900s, an unknown-to-her descendant, William Edward Railey, had written two books with information about the clan: History of Woodford County and Sketches of Randolphs and Their Connection. The second one traces the Railey line from Colonial Virginia to Allison’s grandmother’s older brother.
Our next Family Tree University webinar, Historical Books on the Web: Millions of Tomes at Your Fingertips, will show you how to find old books— family histories, genealogies, county histories, church histories and more—contianing research others have already done about your family.
The webinar is Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Eastern (6 Central/ 5 Mountain/ 4 Pacific). Presenter Nancy Hendrickson, a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine, will show you:
- What you can learn about your family in historical books
- Where to find free books
- How to search books on the Web
Can’t find a book about your family? No luck locating a certain title online? Registrants will have the opportunity to submit family information, and Nancy will demonstrate search techniques using several submissions from webinar attendees.
Registered attendees also receive access to the webinar recording to view again, a PDF of the presentation slides for future reference, as well as bonus handouts.
Sign up now—the webinar is 20 percent off in Family Tree Shop until Oct. 13 at 11:59 pm.