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"Irish Pedigrees" books now ONLINE

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"Irish Pedigrees" books FREE!

Saw this message from Pat Traynor on soc.genealogy.ireland
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Everything you ever wanted to know about old Ireland !

I found that http://books.google.com/ has John O'Hart's "Irish
Pedigrees". vols I and II.

From the webpages below, you can read the books online, download it
in PDF format, or view it in plain text, which allows you to cut and
paste portions of text.

You can do word searches from the webpage. If you download the books,
you will not be able to search for words as the pages are images of
the original book pages and not in text format.
After downloading, you might use a PDF to TEXT program to convert it
so you can do word searches.

If you have broadband speed it will take about 7 mins with a download
speed of around 100kb/sec. to download a volume. Dialup speed would
take hours.

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VOL I. 44.6 mb size. http://books.google.com/books?id=2icbAAAAYAAJ
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VOL II 44.7 MB size. http://books.google.com/books?id=qFRmAAAAMAAJ
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Saw this message from Pat Traynor on soc.genealogy.ireland
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If you have trouble finding the proper web pages below, try it this way;

Go to http://books.google.com

Enter Irish Pedigrees in the search box.

The first item listed should be Vol. II of that book. When you click
on that you should see the title page of it and
in the adjoining frame at the right you should see; "Download
PDF" and under that; "View plain text".

I tested this with both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

You can find many Irish books on books.google.com
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VOL I. 44.6 mb size. http://books.google.com/books?id=2icbAAAAYAAJ
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VOL II 44.7 MB size. http://books.google.com/books?id=qFRmAAAAMAAJ
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Saw this message from Pat Traynor on soc.genealogy.ireland
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At 12:00 AM 11/20/2008, you wrote:
>"Joe Hennessey" wrote...............

>I downloaded the pdfs of the two books.
>
>When I open the books on the Google Books website and search for the word
>"Clare", I get results. When I open the saved file in Adobe Acrobat reader
>and search for the word "Clare", I get no results.
>
>Am I doing something wrong?


No You can't do word searches on downloaded "Pedigrees" PDF
files. Only the Google website has that feature.
It would be wonderful if we could do it at home.

I think the reason we can't is because we download the book as images
of each page and not text.
Google must have made their PDF file on their website from text
versions of the pages.
They must have used (OCR) Character Recognition scanning of every
page of the book.
You can tell by noticing all the misspellings and format changes
from the original pages.
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