FamilySearch

  • FamilySearch Users Can Correct Name Indexing Errors

    Aug 8

    FamilySearch will now enable users to make name corrections to its indexes. FamilySearch explained that corrections made by users increase the likelihood of success for researchers to find the records of their ancestors. FamilySearch allows volunteers to do indexing of records in order to make those records searchable online. It appears tha...

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  • Eastern Shore Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate

    Jul 23

    Eastern Shore Public Library serves the people of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is located in Accomac, Virginia. The Eastern Shore Public Library has become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Libraries that become FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to more genealogy resources to help genealogists and family historians make more...

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  • FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online

    Jun 6

    FamilySearch announced that it has celebrated 20 years of being online. It was first launched on May 24, 1999. Two decades later, FamilySearch is a leader in the rising tide of popular ancestry-related services online. FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organiza...

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  • Ogden Utah Has a FamilySearch Center

    May 14

    FamilySearch announced the opening of a new FamilySearch Center in Ogden, Utah. The Ogden FamilySearch Center is adjacent to the Ogden Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Ogden FamilySearch Center is a 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. It is one of five locations around the United States that offe...

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  • FamilySearch Awarded Silver Anvil Honors

    Jan 1

    FamilySearch International was awarded Silver Anvil Honors for its supportive collaboration that led to the success of the Freedmen's Bureau Project. FamilySearch credits the 25,000 volunteers who helped with the Freedmen's Bureau Project as “silent recipients” of the 2018 Silver Anvil Award for Integrated Communications. The award was besto...

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  • Dallas Public Library and FamilySearch Team Up to Digitize Collection

    Nov 17

    The Dallas Public Library and FamilySearch International have teamed up in order to digitize the Dallas Public Library's extensive family history book collection. This initiative will expand free patron access worldwide to the Dallas Public Library's historical records. The Dallas Public Library is located in Dallas, Texas. It strengthens commu...

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  • Cloverdale Library Awarded FamilySearch Affiliate Status

    Nov 13

    Cloverdale Library is part of the Surrey Library system and is located in Surrey's historic town center. They have one of the largest Canadian family history collections. Cloverdale Library recently received Affiliate Library status from FamilySearch. FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases. Publ...

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  • FamilySearch Added Records for Denmark, Finland, and Sweden

    Jul 11

    FamilySearch announced the availability of its newest record collections, which consist of 135.4 million free, digital historical records from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. These should be useful for genealogists who have ancestors from those countries. The new collections were digitized in a partnership between FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and the...

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  • FamilySearch Collections

    Jul 7

    If you have not used recently or at all, the FamilySearch online site or the material at any local Family History Center operated b the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, you are missing a golden opportunity. The FamilySearch.org is always adding to its collections. Just the United States collections number 1,114 with titles such as: Alabama Deaths ...

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  • FamilySearch to Allow Same-Sex Relationships on Family Trees

    Jun 25

    Your family might include people who are LGBT. Genealogists will quickly discover that family trees are not set up to accommodate same-sex couples or same-sex parents. FamilySearch has been working on changing their systems in order to include records and data on people in same-sex relationships and also to make it possible to include same-sex pare...

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