Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists

Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: The Internet Archive ( is a free, on-line repository rich with genealogy source documents including census images and e-books.

Description:  Learn how to navigate the Internet Archive and leverage the best search strategies to download a variety of materials including archived web pages, e-books, video, audio and more.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • What is the Internet Archive?
  • Search Strategies
  • Downloading Content
  • Uploading Content
  • Hidden Gems of the Internet Archive Collection
  • Links

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