GETTING STARTED IN GENEALOGY
MACON, Georgia - Anything can spark interest in family history, be it an old gravestone, an enlightening chat with a great-aunt, or a dusty photo found in the attic. Who were these ancestors? What were their lives like? What traits do you share with them? The answers to those questions come with time, dedication, and a lot of work. This article highlights many resources available to genealogists, including the Church's family history Web site, www.familysearch.org.
Any site that makes it easier to do genealogy work can only be good!
If you are in the fortunate position that your family history lines are 'clear cut', then you probably wouldn't have much use for a site like this, however, I know from first hand experience how difficult it can be if just one piece of your family history is incomplete, it can be a nightmare trying to get the help required to fill in the missing information.
I was reading recently an article in a newspaper, that was basically saying that these days, most people in the UK do not know, or care less, what history lies beyond their own Grandmother, ie-- they haven't even checked out who their own Great Grandparents are!
Years ago, people would sit and listen to what elder family members had to say, and the information was passed on this way. If people are no longer interested in this important information sharing, then sadly the information 'dies' out with the relative!
Discontinued FamilySearch Indexing Mobile App
The beta (preliminary) test of the FamilySearch Indexing mobile app has been completed and the app has been removed from the app stores for further downloading. No new images are being published for the mobile app so those who have downloaded it should discontinue using it. (For more information, seeÂ The Mobile App?What We?ve Learned.) A […]
FamilySearch.org Publishes 1 Billion Digital Images
This month, FamilySearch published its one billionth digital image of a historic record online at FamilySearch.org. The feat was accomplished in just seven years. The next billion should take 3-5 years. Having access to these high-definition images can help you research your family history. The Church began preserving records for genealogical purposes in 1938 using […]
FamilySearch Initiative Invites People To #MeetMyGrandma
Salt Lake City | Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | If you could share one story about your grandma, what would it be? That's the question nonprofit FamilySearch International is asking people throughout the world to respond to as part of its worldwide #MeetMyGrandma social media campaign, 20-30 September.
Since 2013, FamilySearch.org has seen a 234 percent increase in its LDS patrons and a whopping 1,035 percent increase from the non-LDS segment. He believes these increases are due to improved patron experiences. Record collections on the site have nearly doubled since 2012 (1,033 to 2,019), and the searchable indexed names have grown from 750 million in 2010 to 5.2 billion today.
FamilySearch is expanding its 293 digital camera teams worldwide, and the effort to digitally convert the microfilm in the Granite Mountain Records Vault is forging ahead—adding new content online at an impressive rate. Ref. Source 7z
This promises to be good. 72 hours for 72,000 records indexed..
FamilySearch just finished a server and data base migration that was huge. They were trying to do it without taking down their servers. It was compared to a C130 flying across the Atlantic Ocean and having its engines replaced mid-flight.