Tag Archives: FamilySearch

The Family History Guide… a great new resource

A friend brought home an intriguing flyer from Roots Tech.  It described a new website, The Family History Guide.   I spent a little time working with the site and am pleased to be able to recommend it as one a … Continue reading

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WorldCat–more that just a big catalog

The big news in the genealogy world about two years ago was that the holdings of the Family History Library would now be represented in World Cat.    This is just one of many ways WorldCat is useful to genealogists. … Continue reading

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Follow Up Post on Free Photocopies from Family History Library

In my prior post I told about a service the FHL offers — free photocopies, up to 5 per month.   I submitted a request and quickly got a response from them.  There is a new form for submitting a … Continue reading

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The Family History Library will provide photocopies if there is no digital image online.

I recently found this record: There is no digital image available online,  but this index ncludes the GS Film number (551111) and Reference ID (p. 152). My next step is to search the card catalog by fiche or film number … Continue reading

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How to find Census Records on Heritage Quest when the image is not available on FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org  indexes all census record, but only shows images for some census records.  If the image isn’t on FamilySearch, you are directed to a subscription database, which  is only accessible if you subscribe or when viewed in your  Family History Center or … Continue reading

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Family Search Changes Again.

FamilySearch.org recently changed its interface.  This always causes angst, even when the changes are for the better. Now I have to learn new ways to navigate. Sigh. So I sat down to write a blog about it, but instead I found Dear … Continue reading

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Digital Images on FamilySearch.org

There are three main types of collections on FamilySearch.org: Indexes only; Indexed with accompanying digital images; and Unindexed digital images (browse this collection) The other day I was using an unindexed browse collection to find probate records. To my delight, the … Continue reading

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Get off the internet and go to the library!

Despite the wealth of genealogical information on the internet, there is an even greater wealth not there. Further, some that is available on the internet can be difficult or costly to find. What is not on the internet? Much of … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Catalog now in WorldCat?

Some time ago FamilySearch announced that it would add its holdings to WorldCat (OCLC).   I read on a Facebook post this morning that it has happened.   Waiting for official word and more information from FamilySearch.

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