Thursday, February 15, 2018

FamilySearch Announces Its New Records for This Week

FamilySearch is at it again with new records. Most announced for this week are foreign records. That's all right, if you're like me, you're catching up on some of the older ones anyway. And perhaps you have ancestors in these countries!

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New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UTFind your ancestors on FamilySearch with new historic records published this week from BillionGravesColombiaDenmarkEcuadorEnglandPanamaRussia, and Slovakia. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at  FamilySearch. 
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266,700
266,700
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
104,800
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38,635
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70,866
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496,943
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1,032,510
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23,310
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Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
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About FamilySearch
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Saturday, January 27, 2018

February @ FamilySearch

It's that time again! Here are the February webinars and classes available through FamilySearch.


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Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for February 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah (26 January 2018), The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for February 2018. Participants can attend in person or online. The February schedule includes a three-session series on African American research (just in time for Black History Month), how-to classes for Britain, Ireland, Norway, and US research, and other useful tips and instruction. Some classes are available in Spanish. See the full schedule below. Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don’t forget. (Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).
Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. Webinar attendees need to click the link next to the class title at the scheduled date and time to attend the class online. Those attending in person simply go to the room noted. Invite your family and friends. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).
If you are unable to attend a class, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. To access these, go to the archive for Family History Library classes and webinars.
DATE / TIME
CLASS (SKILL LEVEL)
WEBINAR/ROOM
Thursday, 1 February, 3:00 p.m. MST
African American Miniseries: Getting Started with African American Research, Post 1865 (20 mins.) (Beginner)
Saturday, 3 February, 1:00 p.m. MST
Mi papá también es mi abuelo (Beginner)
Monday, 5 February, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Tuesday, 6 February, 11:00 a.m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Research Help and Searching Records (Beginner)
Wednesday, 7 February, 10:00 a.m. MST
Dutch Language Indexing (1 and 1/2 hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, 8 February, 1:00 p.m. MST
The Research Process (Beginner)
Thursday, 8 February, 3:00 p.m. MST
African American Miniseries: Finding Helpful Resources, Post 1865 (20 mins.) (Beginner)
Monday, 12 February, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Thursday, 15 February, 3:00 p.m. MST
African American Miniseries: How FamilySearch Tools Can Help with Post 1865 Resources (Beginner) (20 mins)
Saturday, 17 February, 1:00 p.m. MST
Hay cinco copias de mi abuelo (Beginner)
Tuesday, 20 February, 1:00 p.m. MST
Your British and Irish Research Questions Answered (Beginner)
Wednesday, 21 February, 6:00 p.m. MST
Web Indexing and Training Review Event (1 and 1/2 hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, 22 February, 1:00 p.m. MST
Exploring Census Records Using the Digital Archives of Norway (Beginner)
Thursday, 22 February, 3:00 p.m. MST
African American Miniseries: Unique African American Records, Post 1865 (20 mins) (Beginner)
Monday, 26 February, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Tuesday, 27 February, 11:00 a.m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Preserving Memories Using Photos and Documents (Beginner)




















































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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

CNYGS Is Getting Ready For March!

It may still be January, but they're getting ready. Here's the announcement for the first meeting of the year.