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Sunday, May 10, 2009

LiveRoots adds links to Family History Archive

In a news release dated May 7, 2009, LiveRoots announced the following:
The Family History Archive collection is being added to the Live Roots catalog. Currently over 10,000 online books (all free access) have been included. Also this week, a preview for Genealogy Bank was added so you can search from within Live Roots and see what they have available for your surnames. Links to the major collections of HeritageQuest Online were added. Links for the library version of are now included for anyone using Live Roots from within a library that subscribes. Additional sharing options were added to the Facebook version of Live Roots.
To further quote their description of the service:
Live Roots is an information resource that assists you with locating genealogical resources, including both those that are accessible online and others which may require assistance from another researcher. Genealogists use Live Roots to find vital records and original publications, share opinions about online repositories and learn more about tools available to simplify their research projects. For additional information, read "What is Live Roots all About?".
From my standpoint LiveRoots is supplying a way to search the contents of, WorldVitalRecords and collections like the Family History Archives, in one place with one search.
LiveRoots is updated daily. It is part of

Its collections include:

AfriGeneas,, Brookhaven Press,, Family History Archive, (LABS),,, Genealogical Publishing Company, Genealogy Bank, Heritage Books, (cemeteries),, NARA (microfilm), New England Historic Genealogical Society, Olive Tree Genealogy (passenger lists) and WorldVitalRecords. Real-Time Searches include: ABEbooks,, (databases and message boards), CousinConnect, eBay, Family History Library Catalog, FamilySearch Wiki,, GenForum, Google Books, Scribd and Twitter.

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