Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scholar Content Tops 500 Individual Books!

This week we are proud to announce that the Godfrey Scholar has hit the 500 book mark!  This includes printed and handwritten works, but not the 226 volumes of the American Genealogical-Biographical Index.  There have been a lot of technical setbacks along the way so we are very excited to have reached such an important milestone!

To break it down we have:

226 volumes of the American Genealogical-Biographical Index,
71 Biographies,
9 Cemetery Records (not including the 909 Cemeteries indexed in the Ed Laput Cemetery Project),
53 Church Records,
8 Directories,
9 Foreign Books,
96 volumes of Funeral Home Records,
91 Genealogies,
2 Maps,
56 State and Local Histories,
and
11 Vital Records

For a grand total of 793 books or 567 not including the AGBI!  Of these 536 are searchable through the Scholar Search function.

A big thank you goes out to our dedicated volunteers who scan the books and do all the indexing of handwritten work.  Without them we certainly could not have gotten this far!

We will continue to add new content weekly to the Scholar, including both printed books and handwritten records.  This week we have a selection of genealogies and biographies, with a book on one soldier's reminiscences on his service in the Civil War thrown in for good measure.  Be sure to check the blog for updates and news! 

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