Tag Archive: FamilySearch

Jan 19

FamilySearch Catalog and Digitized Books


While preparing my research plans for a trip to Salt Lake City, I frequently depend on the Family History Library (FHL) online catalog at FamilySearch.org.  I want to know the call numbers for books and microfilm that I want to view when I get there. Since I’m a firm believer in being as prepared as …

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Aug 29

Community Indexing Projects at FamilySearch

The community index project, spearheaded by FamilySearch, was a stellar example of what happens when the genealogical community makes a collaborative effort. The project was completed several months ahead of schedule. Those of you that participated may be having withdrawal symptoms. If so, I’ve got the perfect cure! Family Search has instigated two new community …

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Aug 12

FamilySearch Launches Updated YouTube Channel

FamilySearch has unveiled a newly updated YouTube channel giving viewers an informative, fun and fascinating look at several different aspects of genealogy through a growing number of videos in five playlists. FamilySearch Press Release 8/10/2011 High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutes playlist demonstrates …

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Jul 19

FamilySearch Adds 12 Million New Records and Images This Week

FamilySearch press release: July 19, 2011 England and Mexico Collections See the Lion’s Share of the New Additions The website at FamilySearch.org describes the recent collection additions as “too diverse to summarize—seigniorial and notarial records, bishop’s transcripts and parish registers, citizen lists, court case files—” The largest collection of updates includes eight million records and images between England …

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Jul 02

FamilySearch Kids Camp


FamilySearch is presenting an awesome opportunity for budding young genealogists, ages 10-14, at the FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, Saturday, September 10 from 9am-12pm. Kids Camp is free, but pre-registration is required. In the words of FamilySearch, “The objective of FamilySearch Kids Camp is to help students gain an appreciation for their own family history and begin …

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Jun 11


TechTips Press Release Posted by Michael Tvedtnes on June 10, 2011 at TechTips Genealogy has been a popular hobby for over a century, but the pursuit of one’s ancestors is now a decidedly technology-intensive endeavor. To help family historians take advantage of the latest technology, FamilySearch has launched a new section on its FamilySearch.org website called FamilySearch TechTips. The …

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