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540Revised, updated & enhanced libraries of free source materials (ManyRoads)

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  • mark_f_rabideau
    Mar 8, 2014

      I am pleased to announce that ManyRoads has expanded and renewed its online libraries, including historical and genealogical texts, historical videos, historical music collections and more. As most of you are most likely aware, the collections include a significant bias towards Prussian (especially Westpreussen), Amish, Mennonites, Quakers, French Canada, with a large smattering of Iowa materials.

      Much like our previously released Zenphoto based image galleries, our new document libraries have been migrated into their own sub-site (this one built using a document manager called 'xoda').  Sadly I have, at this same time, been forced to terminate use of our earlier download manager WordPress Plugin (due to excessive server usage). This means until I can update all the pages/ posts where the original download manager was used, there will be broken links.

      Even though detail work remains to be done, all of our 'new' libraries are readily available and free (except for three texts- which have copyright encumbrances).  The ManyRoads libraries include around 3,000 digitized textbooks, addressbooks, etc. consuming nearly 20GB of storage.  Hopefully you will find these libraries much easier to navigate, faster, and more pleasant to use. However, should you encounter any difficulties with our new libraries, please use either the ManyRoads contact page or email me off-line with a description of the problem(s) you experience.  (btw. I also would greatly appreciate hearing from you about any additional, digital texts and/or source materials that might be available for addition to our collections.)

      Below are listed several key entry points to our libraries... and what I think you might find as unique and/or interesting data sources.