Patty Taylor has written nan article that will interest most genealogists: Using Google Books. It starts off with the following:
“Google. It’s a noun when we refer to the Google Search engine. It is also a verb when seeking information, but are we limiting our use of how we use Google for genealogy? You might be missing out on valuable resources, most of which are available to us free of charge. And who doesn’t like free? Google Books should be explored when seeking out family history information; it’s basically a public research library right in your own home.
“Utilizing Google Books is very easy. If you already have a Google email account, then you are ahead of the game. If not, it’s easy to sign up for a free Google account. This account will give you access to a Suite of useful applications such as documents, sheets, photos, a meeting room, chat feature and so much more that can be used for your family history projects. One of the best parts is that you can share documents and sheets to review with other family members for real-time collaboration.”
You can find the full article in the beaumontenterprise.com web site at: https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/entertainment/article/use-google-books-genealogy-18290704.php