24 January 2009

From Squire to Prince


From Squire to Prince; Being a History of the Rise of the House of Cirksena (published in 1901) is one of the books I discovered on Archive.org. The House of Cirksena is a history of the Counts of Ostfriesland and was written by Walter Phelps Dodge.
Like other books on Archive.org, it can be downloaded as a text file or as a PDF file. The image on this blog post comes from the PDF file.

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Hancock County, Illinois Books on Archive.org

For those looking for Hancock County, Illinois books on Archive.org:

History of Hancock County, Illinois, together with an outline history of the State, and a digest of State laws - Gregg, Thomas, b. 1808. cn16Keywords: Hancock County (Ill.) -- History; Hancock County (Ill.) -- Biography

Portrait and biographical record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the countyKeywords: Hancock County (Ill.) -- Biography; McDonough County (Ill.) -- Biography; Henderson County (Ill.) -- Biography

Biographical review of Hancock County, Illinois : containing biographical and genealogical sketches of many of the prominent citizens of to-day and also of the past - Hobart Publishing Company, ChicagoKeywords: Hancock County (Ill.) -- Biography; Hancock County (Ill.) -- Genealogy

Biographical review of Hancock County, Illinois : containing biographical and genealogical sketches of many of the prominent citizens of to-day and also of the pastKeywords: Hancock County (Ill.) -- Biography; Hancock County (Ill.) -- Genealogy

American aerial county history series : (Volume 16 (HANCOCK)) - Drury, John, 1898-Keywords: Farms -- Illinois; Illinois -- Pictorial works; Illinois -- History

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Images from Archiveorg

I've been playing with the scans of books on Archive.org.

There are a great number of books scanned on this site. There are

five scanned books from Hancock County, Illinois alone and thousands of others. The images on this post are from Thomas Gregg's 1881 History of Hancock County, Illinois, parts of pages 569 and 570 (a biography of James Rampley). I downloaded the entire book as a PDF file and can even do full text searches. This is really neat.

I located quite a few histories of Adams County, Illinois, and will be searching those as well. One can easily spend hours and hours at this site.





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