It’s been estimated less than two per cent of genealogy records are available online, but I think it’s what is already in that two per cent that has contributed greatly to finding our ancestors. Two resources have just made my <genealogy> life easier:
The first find was made when, upon checking the website for open hours of the Roland (Iowa) Public Library, I discovered a link to a digital version of the newspaper The Roland Record for the entire run of publication, 1895-1975. The full text is available and searchable. O happy day! Now this is plain convenience!
The second great find was learning the State Historical Society of Iowa has created an online index to what had been a gap in the Story County death records for June 1919-July 1921. Even more convenience as both the Roland newspaper archives and these formerly missing death records can now be searched from the convenience of any Internet-connected computer.
I don’t expect the bulk of records genealogists use in their records will, in my life-time, be available online. But the amount that ARE online is increasing daily. It’s a great time to be researching family history!