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Search through millions of books on to find information about your ancestors. Google Books search results are now integrated with search results. With this addition, researchers can search millions of out of print books from libraries around the world to find valuable information about family members.

Google Books search results are now integrated with's search results. With this addition, researchers can search millions of out of print books from libraries around the world to find valuable information about family members.

"We feel fortunate to be able to use Google's technology and their investment in book scanning to bring genealogy and historical content to our customers. With plans to scan millions of volumes, this is one of the greatest online genealogy research tools ever created," said Paul Allen, CEO,

Google Books Adds Millions of Books to Search Results

Each Google book is free to access if it is public domain content, out of copyright, or if the publisher or shareholder has given permission for the book to be accessible for free. These online books are downloadable and can be saved, and printed as a PDF file. All of the books came from publishers and libraries.

"There are millions of public domain books that are extremely valuable and rare. Many of these books are extremely valuable to genealogists because of their historical personal data. They are not just English books. They are books from all over the world. We are including them in our global search results at We consider this a huge edition to our online collection," Lifferth said.

Each online book contains a section that lists bibliographic information, such as the title, author, subject and publication. Full text of some of the books is available at Other searches contain links that the user can click on to buy or borrow the book. Many individuals have tried out the search and have discovered links to their past through these Google books.

Connect to Ancestors with Information from Google Books

"I have a famous ancestor named Richard Pace who came from England in the 1500's. He was an English diplomat of the Tudor period. I was curious to see if I could find information for him at I did one search for him and found a lot of actual letters that he had written to various cardinals. I was fascinated by the information I found on him and felt a connection to him that I had never felt before. It was really exciting," said Brad Pace, VP Marketing,

Searching for ancestors in these books at is easy and is accessible. Simply type in the name of a person into the search box. Any books that contain matches for the individual will appear in the online reference collection, along with the results from our other online databases. is constantly looking for solutions to help its members connect with their families using the best research tools.

About WorldVitalRecords makes it easy and affordable to discover your past, explore your history, and connect with your family. Over 100 million names are added to our database every day. Find international record databases and references to top genealogical resources. Also find family history blogs, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, and training. was founded by Paul Allen, who also founded, a leading genealogy company.

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