Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Erie County Books at the Virtual Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County














Three full text books about the history of Erie County, Ohio are found full text at the Virtual Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. To access these books, go to the url:

http://virtuallibrary.cincinnatilibrary.org/VirtualLibrary/
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Next, click on the link that reads:

Downloadable Old and Rare Books

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You should see a screen that looks like this:












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In the search box, enter the words:

Erie County Ohio

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Three titles related to Erie County, Ohio are found:
















Click on the url for each title, to see the full text of each book. Below are the individual url's for the three separate pdf files.

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  • This link:

http://virtuallibrary.cincinnatilibrary.org/lib/12/1584/a-standard-history-of-erie-count.pdf

will take you to to full text of the book entitled: A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, by Hewson L. Peeke.

  • This link:

http://virtuallibrary.cincinnatilibrary.org/lib/12/1543/rural-mail-directory-of-erie-s.pdf

will take you to full text of RURAL MAIL DIRECTORY OF ERIE, SANDUSKY AND HURON COUNTIES, OHIO, from 1905.


  • This link:

http://virtuallibrary.cincinnatilibrary.org/lib/12/1653/history-of-erie-county-ohio-wi.pdf

will take you to the text of HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich.

Each title can be keyword searched, using Ctl-F. It is exciting to find such valuable resources available just from a few keystrokes on the computer!

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks for posting about this library, Dorene. I looked for my county of interest but didn't find anything specific. But there were some other interesting titles that I will probably peruse. I know Cincinnati is on the river bordering two other states but was surprised at all the old books they have about those two states.

Jim S said...

Thank you for your tips about the library. Did you know you can find books for free using Google Books. See how Google Books Genealogy at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Regards, Jim