It is amazing what you can find at your local family history library. You may think your small library may not have much to offer, other than the free access to pay database sites. However, in researching an article for the Phoenix Family History Center Library, I was amazed at what other items are available for our patrons - especially published family histories. Here's a few treasures I'd like to share with you.
In fact, I actually found six different books that contained information on several of my ancestral lines. I now have more resources to review to supplement my family history.
3. One of my favorite finds, though, was a handmade book called: "Autobiographies of the Six Allen Sisters." Unlike the previous treasures mentioned above, I could not find this "book" anywhere on the internet or at worldcat.org. It was a wonderful book of the biographies of six Allen sisters, complete with a photograph of the sisters. I wonder how many Allen descendants would like a copy of this book? Looks like I need to scan and post it on the world wide web.
Libraries receive donations daily of books and published family histories left behind by descendants who don't appreciate their value. Several might be self-published books such as the book on the Six Allen Sisters. I suggest you consider a trip to your local family history center to see what might be available on your family; you'll never know what you might find.