Friday, January 10, 2014

FamilySearch - New Indexing Website

from FamilySearch.org:

FamilySearch recently released a newly redesigned indexing website at FamilySearch.org/indexing, and we invite you to come and take a look. This new website integrates indexing with the rest of FamilySearch.org, making it easier for indexers to know how to get started and find the help they need.

FamilySearch indexing is the volunteer program that has already generated more than a billion freely searchable names on FamilySearch.org. Changes to the indexing program over time have greatly increased the number of records that FamilySearch is able to publish. Projects that used to take years to index can now be completed in a matter of months, and as the indexing program improves, the availability of searchable records will only accelerate.

Come and explore what's new:

  • Getting started with indexing just got easier. With an easy-to-navigate Overview page and an all-new Get Started page, the new website is the perfect introduction to indexing.
  • Looking for more indexing help? Check out the completely redesigned resource guide. Now called Help Resources, this page guides you to the help you need.
  • Find projects you want faster. In the old indexing website, you had to scroll through over 200 projects, now you can click on an interactive map and filter the project list based on language and country.

The change in the indexing website is just the first step in a total redesign and improvement of the indexing experience. The coming year will see the all-new indexing program become more integrated with FamilySearch.org, bringing indexing to your Internet browser, enabling indexing on tablet devices,and much more.

Join us at RootsTech in February to learn more about what's coming. Visit the FamilySearch indexing booth in the exhibit hall, which is free and open to the public, to get a hands-on experience with the new indexing program, or attend the session "Introducing the new FamilySearch indexing tool."

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records


This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.

Take a look at http://www.deathindexes.com


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TreeSeek.com - 9 Generation Fan Chart

Another source for the popular 9-generation fan chart.  This site goes a step further and provides some additional charts that print directly from your information nFS.  Log in with your nFS username and password and the charts are free.  Choose from a 4 (great for newly called missionaries), 9 or 10 generation pedigree chart, 4 or 9 generation fan chart or name cloud chart.  You can also select who you want to start with.  Select a close family member or simply input the pid number of any individual in nFS.  Check out the charts at TreeSeek.com.
  
Source: Logan Family History Newsletter Vol 13 Issue 1

Monday, January 2, 2012

FamilySearch Learning Center Midwest Series

Have an ancestor from the Midwest or just want to learn more about using census and vital records? The U.S. Midwest Beginning Research Series is a new online learning series available at the FamilySearch.org Learning Center. The series can help people start their family history research in the Midwest states. Check out all three lessons in the series today.
Source: FamilySearch - Dec 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mocavo Introduces a U.K. Version of Its Genealogy Search Engine

The following announcement was written by Mocavo.com:
Our ancestors are like needles in a global-sized haystack. Many of us have zeroed in on what area of the globe our needles happen to lie, so why should we be required to search the whole thing? The Mocavo team has decided it’s time this proverbial haystack got sectioned off.

Today we’re thrilled to launch Mocavo.co.uk - a United Kingdom version of Mocavo that will search websites, blogs, records and content specifically from, or discussing, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh decent.

While Mocavo.com searches sites and blogs from around the world, and will continue to do so, Mocavo.co.uk will focus specifically on the United Kingdom, giving those who wish to narrow their search to that region the ability to do just that.

So if you descend from UK families, be sure to check out our newest addition to the Mocavo search family.
The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com/.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Google for Genealogists on YouTube

Google is a "MUST" for genealogy research.  To get the most out of Google, there are a series of 5 videos on YouTube that will help you learn how to use this powerful tool. 

Part 1 -  Basic Google searches
Par1 2 - Techniques for finding genealogical
             information on the web
Part 3 & 4 - Organizing your genealogy
Part 5 -  Publishing

Information from the Logan FHC Newsletter dated Oct 26, 2011