Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 21, 2017

More than 2 million Find A Grave records added this week. Plus records from Brazil, Delaware, England, Illinois, Italy, Michigan, Nambia, Peru, and Texas. Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
85,445
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
799,770
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
47,490
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
212,028
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
13,501
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,612,035
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
102,783
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
76,449
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
19,262
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,123
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
151
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
719,625
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
30,993
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Monday, December 18, 2017

Can't Decide about RootsTech?

Been on the proverbial RootsTech fence? Can't decide if you really want to go or not? 

I can't give you a better reason than to come and enjoy listening to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on March 3rd. 

Imagine meeting with prominent American celebrities and sharing with them their family history. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, has been doing just that for the past five years and he’s coming to RootsTech to share his experience. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from one of America’s top scholars.

Professor Gates has been added to the already stellar line up of Brandon Stanton and Scott Hamilton. 


Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 11, 2017

Another 4+ million records and over 800K images added this week to FamilySearch. Records from Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Delaware, Denmark, England, France, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Ukraine and the United States were published. Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
47,490
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,302,512
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
212,028
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
335,710
Added images to an existing collection
0
468,490
Added images to an existing collection
13,501
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
23,702
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
102,783
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
19,262
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
145,096
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,204,331
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
30,993
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
59,183
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Saturday, December 9, 2017

FamilySearch Requiring Sign In Accounts

Beginning on December 13, 2017, when you visit FamilySearch.org you will be asked to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to your existing account.

In the past you have been able to search the records on FamilySearch without an account. This will no longer be the case as of December 13, 2017. 

To quote the FamilySearch Blog:

“Since its launch in 1999, FamilySearch has added millions of users, billions of various historical records, and many fun, new features like Family Tree, Memories, mobile apps, digital books, and dynamic help. In order to accommodate continued growth of these and future free services, FamilySearch must assure all its partners that its content is offered in a safe and secure online environment.  Patrons creating a free account and signing in fulfills that need.”

Ron Tanner, noted in his Facebook live event on Dec 8th, that while you could currently search without signing in, you were not searching all the records. A number of record sets require that the user be signed into FamilySearch.

Continued from the blog:

“Patron sign in will also enable FamilySearch to satisfy the ongoing need for user authentication. This authentication can deliver rich, personalized discovery, collaboration, and help experiences. Simply put, signed-in visitors can access more searchable content and enjoy more personalized services.

“A large percentage of our current site visitors are not benefiting from much of what FamilySearch has to offer because they don’t realize the need to simply sign in with their free account to do so,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO. “They are basically arriving in the parking lot but not coming inside for the main event,” he said about website visitors who do not sign in.”

FamilySearch does NOT share personal account information with any third party without the individual’s consent.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 4, 2017

More then a million records and images from Denmark Censuses 1834, 1840, and 1925. Plus records from Argentina, BillionGraves, England, Italy, Sweden and the United States.

Check out these free records by clicking the links below or going to FamilySearch.org.


Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
39,130
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
157,470
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
223,936
223,936
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
1,042,384
0
New indexed records collection
0
50,896
Added images to an existing collection
0
960,707
Added images to an existing collection
0
1,606
Added images to an existing collection
73,366
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
330,480
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
558,316
Added images to an existing collection
98,140
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection