Great week for non-United States record added to or updated at FamilySearch.org. Among the long list are new Danish census records and more Essex (England) parish registers. I need a few more hours tonight to check these out! To view the entire list of additions and updates, visit the FamilySearch Newsroom.
In several of the presentations I have done in the last few months, I have discussed either the digitized books at FamilySearch.org or Digital Public Library of America. If not discusses, they have been in my handouts. Now, those two efforts are collaborating. As the FamilySearch blog states, “In concert with the American Library Association […]
If you have been in the audience at any of my presentations at genealogy events, you know I stress that we need to keep returning to online databases because new and updated items are constantly added. A selection from a press release from FamilySearch is a perfect example of this. New FamilySearch Collections Update: May […]
You may have already seen the stories about this but I still have to write about it. I can’t even fathom one billion images. This past week, “FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) announced the online publication of its one billionth image of historic records at FamilySearch.org, a feat that took just 7 years to accomplish.” I still […]
Every time I look at the digitized images on FamilySearch.org I find something new. A recent press release reported “FamilySearch has added more than 135 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,227,603 indexed records from the new Canada Census, 1911, […]
The world is full of genealogy news in the last several days. Who Do You Think You Are?” has been renewed for a second season on TLC! See the news release on Variety! FamilySearch and Ancestry.com recently announced a joint agreement to begin a 5-year effort to digitize and index more than 1 billion records […]
Just in case you didn’t see this news yesterday, here is a press release from Lou Szucs at Ancestry.com: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANCESTRY.COM AND FAMILYSEARCH TO MAKE A BILLION GLOBAL RECORDS AVAILABLE ONLINE Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International […]