Free Digital Magazines & Online Historical Documents for Your Genealogy Research

16226828919_8d4bd147b2_mI have mentioned Fold3 on this blog several times, but I want to pass along their most recent set of free documents. To celebrate Black History Month, the site is offering free access to various related content. The content is divided into the following categories:

  • Slavery
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction & Jim Crow Laws
  • World Wars
  • Civil Rights Movement

You can access the site’s promotion area — and free content — by clicking here.

Free Digital Magazines

I read a lot of books and magazines, and rely heavily on two public libraries for reading materials. One of the libraries recently started offering digital magazines using the Nook from Barnes & Noble. However, you do not need to purchase a Nook to use this feature. If you have a tablet or Smartphone, download the Nook app and follow your library’s instructions to load a magazine onto your device.

My library allows me to borrow up to three magazines at a time for seven days each. Using this tool I am able to read the current edition of American History, Family Tree and other publications.

Categories: Family History, Genealogy, Tools for historical search

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