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Tips for Google Books

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By Rose Hardy - Posted on 19 May 2009

I justed wanted to add to the group that I have used Google books for my research. I have Googled people and in fact I've been Googled. Like any search engine it is always best to tailor your search using quote marks. It filters out the junk. While working on my last project I found that my great-great grandfather converted to the Presbyterian religion and was the first church elder in Irwindale, California around 1900. I had found OLD Presbyterian journals in Google books with articles about my g-g grandfather and pictures of the rock church, which still stands to this day.

Google books is always worth a try and if you can't view the book online, at least you have the book information and try to order it on interlibrary loan through the local county library.

Rose Hardy
Fresno, CA

awesome!  and congratulations!

--- On Tue, 5/19/09, rosehardy@hotmail.com wrote:

From: rosehardy@hotmail.com
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Tips for Google Books
To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 5:22 PM

I justed wanted to add to the group that I have used Google books for my research. I have Googled people and in fact I've been Googled. Like any search engine it is always best to tailor your search using quote marks. It filters out the junk. While working on my last project I found that my great-great grandfather converted to the Presbyterian religion and was the first church elder in Irwindale, California around 1900. I had found OLD Presbyterian journals in Google books with articles about my g-g grandfather and pictures of the rock church, which still stands to this day.

Google books is always worth a try and if you can't view the book online, at least you have the book information and try to order it on interlibrary loan through the local county library.

Rose Hardy
Fresno, CA

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