FamilySearch U.S. Immigration Project

Have you checked out the latest indexing projects at FamilySearch? One of the neat ones is the U.S. Immigration project. Volunteer indexers are indexing U.S. passenger arrival lists and naturalization records. “In June, the project reached a significant milestone of 50 million passenger ship and naturalization records indexed! Add that to the 25 million Ellis […]

FamilySearch adds 50.1+ million record images

From a press release just received from FamilySearch: View the full announcement online at FamilySearch News and Press. “July 3, 2013 FamilySearch Adds More Than 50.1 Million Images from Belgium, BillionGraves, Brazil, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States FamilySearch has recently added more than 50.1 million images from Belgium, BillionGraves, Brazil, China, […]

FGS 2013 Conference Week Overview

Are you planning on attending the 2013 Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference this coming August? As one of the conference co-chairs, I am excited to share this 2013 FGS Conference Week Overview. The actual conference website debut is just days away. Be sure to check www.fgsconferenceblog,org for big announcements! The conference hotels are filling […]

FamilySearch Adds to Genealogy Community Fundraising Effort

If ever something deserved a WOW and a THANK YOU, this is it! The following is excerpted from a Press Release received today from the Federation of Genealogical Societies: November 27, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce that the War of 1812 “Preserve the Pensions” Digitization Fund […]

The 1940 Census Community Project is FINISHED

We did it! The word just received from the 1940 US Census Community Project is just that! It’s a really good feeling to have been part of those 160,000 volunteers. “Today just before 2:00 p.m. (MDT), the very last batch of the 1940 US Census was arbitrated and submitted for publication. The indexing portion of […]

Minnesota 1940 census index now available!

The index for the Minnesota 1940 census has gone live at! My plans for the day are now changed. I am guessing it will be at pretty soon. These indexes and images are FREE. This index was created by volunteers from all over the world. Many volunteers from the Minnesota Genealogical Society participated […]

FamilySearch keeps growing by giant steps

Today’s press release from FamilySearch relates that “FamilySearch added 31 million new, free records online this past week for Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Micronesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, and the U.S. What a bonus for those with California roots—over 24 million California birth records were added from 1905 […]