Monday, November 10, 2008

FamilySearch Record Search Pilot Collections

The FamilySearch Record Search Pilot is still under development. This release is considered a PILOT. This means that at times Record Search will not be available while we add additional records and improve some features. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to receiving your feedback. However by clicking above you will see how much is available right now.

Find Your Ancestors on Record Search
Search millions of indexed records for your ancestors. Browse through images of records waiting to be indexed. More records are being added every month.

For example, if you have a need for Ohio death certificates from 1908 to 1953 they are available free of charge on FamilySearch.org.

When you get there - choose the tab at the top that says "Search Records" > "Record Search Pilot" > "Search In Specific Collection" > "Ohio Deaths 1908-1953".

It may take a few minutes to get familiar with the results you find and how to enlarge them and print them -- but it is defintely faster and cheaper than sending to Ohio for them. The name you look for may show as a deceased person, a parent, a spouse or a child. It may take a bit of study, but that is what we are all good at, isn't it?

These are certificates that have been digitized for the Family Search Indexing Project. It is amazing to me to see the results of such a massive project so soon.

The "Search In A Specific Collection" also holds many other offerings similar to the one described above.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

PAF52 on a Flash Drive

One of our PAF-LUG members purchased a new Cruzer 16GB Flash Drive and wanted to see how I had set mine up. I made the following PDF file which can be either downloaded or viewed on line:
MyFlashDrive