Genealogists can now find FamilySearch and WorldCat records through both online resources.
DUBLIN, Ohio, 4 March 2014--OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than one million FamilySearch genealogical records are now . . .
The Family History fair in Nantou, Taiwan held in conjunction with the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival, was a resounding success both for the city and for the members there. The Nantou Chapel, which is located across the street from the entrance to the festival, provided the perfect venue for a Family History fair.
When the opening ceremony for the Family History Fair was held on Wednesday, February 12, the Mayor of the city and the Nantao County Tourism Bureau Director as well as the Taiwan Archive Manager were in attendance and . . .
“FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next.” “Some reports estimate that we duplicate up to 80% of our research,” said Tanner. “I want us to quit doing that.” He said that using Family Tree, we can eliminate duplication by working together. “I’ve got a few ideas I’d like to share with you as you consider working in Family Tree together,” he said. . . .
Haley Elizabeth Heineken of Carlsbad, Calif., joined the Church four years ago. She is the only Latter-day Saint in her family. Just a few weeks ago she decided to get going on her family history work, which led to her attendance at RootsTech 2014. Her journey to the conference unfolded as a series of fortunate events that eventually connected her with a relative she never knew existed. Thinking that if anyone was going to do her ancestors’ genealogy it better be her, Sister Heineken started some family history research in January of this year. “I was very blessed to find 150 names in . . .
The Granite Mountain Vault will be shifting a large amount of films into their newly renovated space. This entails moving half a million rolls of film, and numerous cabinets of fiche and digital media. Since it will be risky to pull items during this time, the Family History Library will not be able to order microfiche or any microfilms above 1,881, 705. Film and fiche with numbers less than 1,881,704 and lower can still be ordered.
This move is scheduled for early April of 2014 and will last about two weeks. Another update will be posted as soon as we have more information.
FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing ancestors in the ceremonial County of Cornwall England. England’s westernmost tip: Land’s End (featured to the left), Cornish pasties, tin mining, fishing, and Celtic heritage provide vivid images of Cornwall. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Features include articles on each of Cornwall’s 350+ Anglican parishes loaded with descriptions of records available online at major . . .
A new sliding control is coming to the Ancestry search function over the next couple of weeks. Located in the upper-left corner of the search results page, it will make it easy to quickly broaden or narrow your search results. Don’t see the search results you were expecting? Simply drag one or more sliders from left to right to quickly modify your results. The slider position shows how closely your search terms should be matched. With all the sliders to the left, your results are matched at the broadest level, and moving one or more sliders to the right will display more exact matches. . .
Dick Eastman The following was written by the folks at TheGenealogist. For the first time you will be able to search over 11,000,000 records and view the original documents online.The Tithe Records provide a unique view into our ancestral heritage by providing details of ownership and occupancy of land throughout England and Wales, revealing a wealth of information about people, places and landmarks in the Victorian era. . .