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There are quite a few resources at Ancestry by subscription that can be had for free if you just know where to look. Internet Archive is an underused resource with such treasures as the Winslow Papers, Edgerton Ryerson's Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Upper Canada where the old loyalist list is located, History of Plimouth Plantation (from William Bradford's book), all sorts of town records, military records, muster rolls, history books, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, genealogies etc. for free download in a variety of forms. The books are searchable and easy to copy and paste.
When I have some free time I like to see what's new, and I always find at least one book that is useful in my research.
This is a great way to share resource books that are copyright-free or open-source too. That's where they come from, individuals take the time to scan every page of the original book and upload it to the site in PDF format. Since all of these nice people do this for us, the public, voluntarily, shouldn't it be our duty to check there first before going to Ancestry?

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