Tag Archives: FamilySearch

Don’t forget the card catalog

After replying to a request from an Ancestry.com message for some information on a shared ancestor, I started doing a little more digging on that particular line. In my web searching, I happened to stumble across a county history/biography/genealogy that … Continue reading

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You may not be searching all the records at FamilySearch

How do you use FamilySearch for family history research? Do you search from the home screen? Do you use the newer filtering search they’ve implemented? Have you ever browsed through or search their list of collections? FamilySearch has over 2 billion … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2012 Sessions I’m considering

FamilySearch released their ‘first batch’ of announced sessions this week.  There’s something about each of these that interests me. Particularly, the sessions on Genealogy 2.0/social media, uses of Android technology in genealogy, QR codes, copyright law, and using the Library … Continue reading

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New Display for FamilySearch?

Last week I received an email invitation to take part in a research survey from FamilySearch.  It concerned the way information would be displayed for an individual and their family members.  It’s easier to show you the two proposed displays … Continue reading

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Legacy Family Search now works with Windows 7

Recently, Legacy Family Tree released an update to version 7.5.0.105.  If you’ve tried Legacy before, but use Windows 7, like me, you’ve discovered that the FamilySearch integration feature didn’t work.  I’ve shunned genealogy software for sometime and have done all … Continue reading

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Exporting from Ancestry.com to NFS

One of the biggest drawbacks to using New Family Search (NFS) for me has always been documenting information with sources. It is, without a doubt, the clunkiest part of the user interface in NFS. I started using NFS in 2008 … Continue reading

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The American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI)

While researching one of my lines this morning I came across a source I haven’t encountered before – The American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI).  I was surprised to see that the Ancestry articles I found in my Google search was … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Accounts for the General Public

I received an email with some exciting news from FamilySearch recently.  The email is quoted below. “The new.familysearch.org website [currently only available to members of the LDS church] will, sometime in the future, become integrated into the familysearch.org website and

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Online Family History Lessons–Free for All!!

FamilySearch and the Midwest Genealogy Center are two great resources for family history research. Not only can they help with your research, but they can teach you how to go about that research too. Online.  FREE!! Both sites have courses … Continue reading

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