More access to digitized books! FamilySearch & Digital Public Library of America.

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 […]

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Preparing for the February FGS Conference and the FHL

Just about 9 weeks till the 2015 FGS Conference in Salt Lake City.Where has the time gone! I am so excited for this event. One of the things I will be doing while at the FGS and RootsTech joint conferences in February (Feb 11-14) is some of my own research at the Family History Library. […]

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One billion family history records from FamilySearch at our fingertips!

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 […]

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5 bits of recent genealogy news for 2013 and beyond

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 […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch partnership

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AND FAMILYSEARCH TO MAKE A BILLION GLOBAL RECORDS AVAILABLE ONLINE Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International […]

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