Free Antiquarian Resources on the Internet
January 22, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Exeter Hall and via Zoom online
This is a hybrid meeting starting at 8pm (UK Time) – Exeter Hall doors open at 7:30pm, Zoom meeting opens at 7:55pm.
Speaker: Phil Iserwood
Talk Summary: Through the Internet it’s possible to access thousands of antiquarian (i.e. copyright expired) books that can enrich your family history research and provide access to resources and information not available elsewhere. Phil’s talk describes and demonstrates the four main sites for accessing these resources: Google Books, Hathi Trust, Internet Archive and FamilySearch Digital Library, showing the types of resources that can be found and sharing his top recommendations.
What will you learn?
- The main Internet sites for accessing antiquarian books
- How to access and use the sites
- The types of material that can be found
- Phil’s Top 40 antiquarian resourcesThere will be a handout for this talk.
Speaker’s Background: Phil Isherwood has worked in the software industry for over 30 years and has been researching his family history for more than 20 years. He is interested in promoting the use of best practices and innovative technology in both genealogy and his professional life. He is a family history speaker and writer, a Family History Advisor for Oxfordshire Family History Society and co-founder of Pro-Am Genies, a networking group for aspiring professional genealogists.
To attend the meeting over Zoom you will need to pre-register using the link on the corresponding page in the Members’ Area here.