Monday, April 16, 2007

Salt Lake City Family History Library now has Wireless Access

Update on Wireless Access at the Salt Lake Family History Library
The genealogists' "reporter on the scene," Mike St. Clair, sent an e-mail describing the latest developments of wireless Internet access, or "Wi-Fi," for use by patrons at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. When visiting the Family History Library (and many other libraries), you can now use your own laptop computer or handheld PDA (personal digital assistant) with Wi-Fi wireless networking to check your e-mail, visit genealogy sites, or otherwise surf the web. You can do all this without connecting any network cables; the wireless networking in your device will connect via low-power radio waves to the building's network.

In fact, if all the library's computers are used on a busy day, you can pull your own laptop out of its carrying case and use that instead, as long as that laptop has Wi-Fi network capabilities. You do not need to wait for someone else to give up their seat at a library-owned computer. Even better, the library saves money because it does not need to purchase as many computers; many people would prefer to use their own.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

New FamilySearch.org Site Evaluation

Dear LDS Church Members and Friends,

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is developing a new version of the FamilySearch.org website. This new website will help members identify ancestors, link them to families, and provide temple ordinances for them.

Can you volunteer an hour of time to help evaluate this new website? Do you know someone else who might be interested? We need feedback to make the final website as easy and enjoyable to use as possible. We are especially interested in feedback from individuals who are new to family history work.

Anyone over age 18 interested in participating in this evaluation should go to:

familysearch.org

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm. We greatly value your time and opinion.

Sincerely,

FamilySearch Evaluation Team
Family and Church History Department
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints