The FamilySearch Books web page is one of the major links on the FamilySearch Search web page (shown below):
The "Books" link is in the link line below the FamilySearch logo on the screen above.
Clicking on the "Books" litab takes you to the "Family History Books" page at https://books.familysearch.org/:
On the screen above, I entered some search terms - marshman wiltshire devizes - into the search field. After clicking on the blue "Search" button, I saw results:
The 5 results on the screen above look promising. I clicked on the title of one of them, the book downloaded to the screen, and I saw the front page of this work:
In the lower right-hand corner, is the family PDF toolbox with icons for full screen height, full screen width, zoom out, zoom in, save file, and print.
I could find no way to actually search this document. I tried Ctrl-F and putting a name in the search field but received no matches. So I tried scanning all of the pages, and that was difficult, boring and time consuming.
I saved the file to my computer hard drive, and then opened that file and searched it for "marshman" and found 8 matches. That worked!
I was curious what the "i" in a circle icon was at the top right of the screen above, so I clicked it and saw:
There's the information about this document!
On other matches, I occasionally get this screen when I click to see them:
This screen indicates that someone else is currently using this item, and to check back later to access it.
To view some of these book items, you need to be a registered FamilySearch user.
There are over 100,000 items in this collection now, and the Family History Library Catalog has links to these Book items when they are in the catalog.
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