Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Michigan and Wisconsin county histories on line at BYU

.Brigham Young University's online full-text genealogy library isn't perhaps as well known as it should be. I know I could have saved some library pilgrimages if I had known what it held. Here are the Michigan and Wisconsin county histories I've found on there -- not counting family histories and various random record transcriptions and indexes.

MICHIGAN: Hillsdale, Jackson, Kent, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne

WISCONSIN: Columbia, Dane, Door, Green, LaCrosse, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca

BTW these are quality every-word-searchable digital images, not transcriptions.

REVISED LINKING INSTRUCTIONS! Unfortunately, it's not a simple matter to reach their advanced search interface. A direct link doesn't work, so here's my route: first go to the Harold B. Lee Library Online Collections. Even though you want ultimately to search all collections, select the left-hand tab for "Multimedia and Images" in order to get a search box. Don't type anything into the search box, just hit "go." In the resulting window, ignore any actual results. Instead, click on "advanced search" in the newly apparent menu at the top. Then, in the advanced search window, type in "Michigan county" or whatever you want to search for in more sophisticated ways. My apologies for not having figured this out before posting, and if any internet wizards out there can produce a working link direct to the advanced search, by all means let us know!

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