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2 Sep 2016

Updates to FamilySearch Databases August 2016

By |2 Sep 2016|Databases, Digital Collections, Genealogy|Comments Off on Updates to FamilySearch Databases August 2016

There's something for everyone in the new updates to FamilySearch databases August 2016: COLLECTION INDEXED RECORDS DIGITAL RECORDS COMMENTS Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837- 1965 0 16,231 New browsable image collection. United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942 0 882,986 Added images to [...]

9 Jun 2016

Updates to FamilySearch Databases June 2016

By |9 Jun 2016|Databases, Digital Collections|Comments Off on Updates to FamilySearch Databases June 2016

There's something for everyone in the new updates to FamilySearch databases June 2016, including newly indexed records for the following existing databases: California San Francisco County Records 1824‐1997 Connecticut Marriages 1640‐1939 Illinois Cook County Birth Certificates 1871‐1940 Illinois Cook County Deaths 1878‐1994 Iowa Grand Army of the Republic Membership [...]

19 Oct 2015

FamilySearch German Databases Updated

By |19 Oct 2015|Databases, Death Records, Digital Collections, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Marriage Records, Prussian Genealogy|3 Comments

An astute friend told me that the FamilySearch German Databases updated on 18 September 2015. Great news! If you haven't searched the three main German databases available at FamilySearch in a while, it's worth taking a look again. And if you're new to research in Germany (and Prussia), these database [...]

4 Nov 2014

Request Free FamilySearch Scans (Now Discontinued)

By |4 Nov 2014|Genealogy, Primary Sources, Research Tips, Search Strategies|2 Comments

UPDATE: The Family History Library has announced: "Online requests for photo duplication services of microfilm and books are no longer available." Click the link above for more information from FamilySearch. _____________________ Did you know you can request free FamilySearch scans for specific records? The good people at FamilySearch.org have been offering to [...]

18 Feb 2014

FamilySearch Place Name Searches – Tuesday’s Tip

By |18 Feb 2014|Church Records, Genealogy, Search Strategies|Comments Off on FamilySearch Place Name Searches – Tuesday’s Tip

This Tuesday’s Tip is about effective FamilySearch place name searches, including how to find related places. We know the FamilySearch online library catalog is the place to go to find out what microfilm is available for loan in the vast Family History Library collections. For this tip, although it sounds [...]

5 Mar 2013

OCLC and FamilySearch Announce Partnership

By |5 Mar 2013|Databases, Genealogy|2 Comments

OCLC and FamilySearch International announce a partnership today. The two organizations have signed an agreement that will enrich WorldCat and FamilySearch services with data from both organizations to provide users with more resources for improved genealogy research. OCLC is the leading non-profit company providing access services to library collections through WorldCat. [...]

6 Feb 2011

Guide to FamilySearch Marriage Records

By |6 Feb 2011|Databases, Marriage Records|Comments Off on Guide to FamilySearch Marriage Records

This Guide to FamilySearch Marriage Records comes from Leland Meitzler. He published this summary of the U.S. marriage records now up at FamilySearch.org. in his Family Roots Publishing Genealogy Newsline, vol. 1, no. 3 from 2 Feb 2011. Leland says: FamilySearch.org has posted numerous marriage databases for the United States. [...]

2 Jul 2017

Scottish Records 1916-1966 Released

By |2 Jul 2017|Scottish Genealogy|1 Comment

Scottish Records 1916-1966 released by the National Records of Scotland via ScotlandsPeople, according to the privacy laws of Scotland. These records include digital images of 110,000 birth entries from 1916, more than 47,000 marriage entries from 1941, and 64,000 death entries from 1966. They are now available for members [...]

26 Jun 2017

Place Research Tool for Genealogy Research

By |26 Jun 2017|Databases, Maps, Research Tips|2 Comments

Place Research Tool for genealogy research is the new way to search the huge database of geographical information at FamilySearch. Place Research Tool helps you find standardized information for place names with links to GPS-generated maps, variant spellings, and changes to place names over time. In addition to helping genealogists search for [...]

12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies|16 Comments

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf is mightier than my brick wall. I didn’t realize it, but for nearly a decade, my Austrian research has been complicated by looking for a “vagabond" family. With one Ancestry shaking leaf, [...]

14 Jan 2017

Finding German Place Names at Meyersgaz.org

By |14 Jan 2017|German Genealogy, Maps|2 Comments

Using the essential Meyers Orts German gazetteer just got easier. Try finding German place names at Meyersgaz.org, which provides maps and translations. Meyersgaz.org is a new site for searching the indispensable Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyers-Orts for short). As FamilySearch notes, This gazetteer of the German Empire [...]

28 Dec 2016

January 2017 Free Family History Library Webinars

By |28 Dec 2016|Genealogy|Comments Off on January 2017 Free Family History Library Webinars

Been neglecting your tree over the holidays? The Family History Library has announced the January 2017 Free Family History Library Webinars schedule, listed below. All classes are taught by staff of the Family History Library. Webinar attendees should click on the link next to the class title to attend online [...]

17 Apr 2016

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy

By |17 Apr 2016|Digital Collections|Comments Off on Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy‘s States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library “Founded in 2009 and situated in downtown Denver, the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria [...]

10 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3

By |10 Apr 2016|Archives, Digital Collections, Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Primary Sources|1 Comment

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3 is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy's States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Part 1 featured the major resources available. Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links. Part 3 today concludes the entries for California. [...]

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