*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/German_Town_Genealogies_and_Parish_Register_Inventories_on_the_Internet#Bibiographies_of_Town_Genealogies German Town Genealogies and Parish Register Indexes on the Internet]
== Using the DigiBib (Digital Library) on
[http://www.genealogy.net www.genealogy.net] ==
The DigiBib, short for Digital Bibliothek (Digital Library) is one of several major on-going projects carried out by members of the German Verein fuer Computergenealogie (Society for Computer Genealogy). This society has over 2800 members worldwide and provides numerous digital resources for German family history research. Many volunteers digitize books of interest to genealogists and family historians. These materials are either free of copyright or included with the author’s express permission.
=== Sections found on the homepage ===
The DigiBib is divided into several categories:
Each section on the portal page mentions either representative or the most recently acquired titles. Click on "mehr..." to acces the complete list of books available in this category.
=== On the left: Administrative/information section ===
Neu dabei – recent additions Korrekturleser gesucht – proofreaders wanted In Vorbereitung – in preparation<br>
=== Important! ===
The DigiBib uses so-called DjVu files for many of its digitized materials. For a Wiki setting, this format has certain advantages over conventional scans, but it requires installation of a special free reader. A plug-in by LizardTech for the operating systems Windows, Mac OS-X, and Linux can be downloaded [http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=1 here].
Note: Occasionally Firefox users have problems opening a DjVu file; this is known to LizardTech and will hopefully be remedied soon. This problem usually does not happen in Internet Explorer. [as of July 2009]
=== Hints for successful navigation ===
Each book found in the DigiBib is a separate project. The goal is to transcribe each book and make the contents fully searchable. A "project box" is found on the right side of each page.