Adding Sources to FamilySearch Family Tree

I like the idea of collaboration on FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). Anyone can make changes to the vast collection of family records. Some people are afraid that data that they put on FSFT will be changed. If they have a source that I don’t have then it is a great thing to make a change. …

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What Records?

Many other blogs are carrying news of a new agreement between FamilySearch and Ancestry.com that will “make approximately 1 billion global historical records available online” (see: the official announcement). One billion is a lot of records. I read the announcement 3 times but I can’t figure out what records they could be talking about. Plus …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch

An announcement from FamilySearch yesterday mentioned that they now have records from Find A Grave, I did a search on the direct link to the database on FamilySearch and was surprised that I couldn’t find records that I had put on Find A Grave. I then went over to the Find A Grave website to …

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Free Online Books

FamilySearch has announced they now have 100,000 books in their online collection of Family History Books. These books have been scanned and published online through a partners of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library, Church History Library, Houston Public …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Printing

You can now print both a family group sheet and a pedigree sheet from FamilySearch Family Tree. In a person view there are 2 links off to the right (see image, below). Clicking one of the printing options will open a new window in your browser that is a PDF file. For you to view …

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FamilySearch – One Billion Indexed Records

FamilySearch passed a big milestone last week, Friday. They started their current indexing project in September 2006. Now they have indexed over 1 billion records. The procedure is that each record is indexed twice and then arbitrated for differences of each record. Once indexed records are completed, they are put on the FS website and …

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FamilySearch Website Update

FamilySearch has made major changes to their website. All of the changes were talked about last month at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City by James Tanner and Dennis Brimhall. The website added the capability to upload photos and stories of your ancestors. I uploaded a picture of my grandmother. After you upload the …

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FamilySearch Family Tree now on the FamilySearch Front Page

Back in November I wrote about the FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) online genealogy database. At that time you had to know the secret of how to get in to the database. Now FamilySearch has added a tab to their main page. You will still have to sign up for a FamilySearch account if you don’t …

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FamilySearch and OCLC Partnership

FamilySearch and OCLC have announced a new agreement that will benefit both organizations. FamilySearch has a vast catalog of materials that will be added to OCLC’s online WorldCat library catalog. FamilySearch will also use WorldCat results in search results returned by FamilySearch genealogy services. FamilySearch has been using the OCLC library management system since 1996 …

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year. As far as I am concerned the biggest genealogy news of 2012 was the 1940 census being released. That happened on Apr. 2nd. By Aug 8th Ancestry had completed their index using laborers in China. FamilySearch took until about Sept. 5th to complete their 1940 …

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