The 1931 Canadian census is fully indexed and searchable on FamilySearch!

FamilySearch Press Release today: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 16 January 2024—FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical organization, and Libraries Archive Canada (LAC), are happy to announce the completion of the free, fully searchable index and images of the 1931 Census of Canada. This significant achievement is a remarkable resource for genealogists, historians, and anyone interested in […]

Family History Library in Salt Lake City and Family History Centers Change Names

Last fall I found out about the changes and began changing the names in my lecture handouts and PowerPoint slides. It’s now been officially announced. Today’s press release: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch announced new names for its flagship Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and all local and regional family history centers worldwide.  The library will now be […]

FamilySearch Research Wiki reaches 100,000 articles!

A FamilySearch press release from today tells the story. I highly recommend that the FamilySearch Research Wiki becomes an integral part of your research plan.  “The FamilySearch Wiki published its 100,000th genealogical research article. The free online reference tool helps answer many common questions you might have when searching for ancestors in historical records worldwide. Each wiki […]

FamilySearch has completed digitization of millions of rolls of microfilm. Genealogists are happy!

In case you missed the news from FamilySearch that appeared a couple weeks ago, here is part of it: “It is a milestone 83 years in the making. Today FamilySearch International announced the completion of a massive project to digitize its collection of millions of rolls of microfilm containing billions of family history records from […]

FamilySearch and Ontario Ancestors New Book Scanning Project

I’m catching up on some press releases recently received. This one from FamilySearch details a new scanning project with the Ontario Genealogical Society excites me because of my own Ontario connections and those of many clients. FamilySearch and Ontario Ancestors Announce Book Scanning Project FamilySearch Canada Digital Book Initiative Ontario Ancestors and FamilySearch International announced their new book […]

Family History Library in Salt Lake City extends hours

A press release this morning tells this great news. “The FamilySearch Family History Library, one of Salt Lake City’s top attractions and the world’s largest genealogy library, will extend its hours of operation beginning Sunday, June 2, 2019. For the first time, the main floor of the library, including the FamilySearch Discovery Experiences, will be open […]