Category Archives: FamilySearch

FamilySearch Has Lost Its Flash

It’s official. FamilySearch has lost its Flash. No, not the sparkly, “gee, this is the most awesome site since the dawn of time” kind of flash. I’m talking about Adobe Flash, which FamilySearch was using as its method to display … Continue reading

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RootsTech Videos Available Online

For three days in early February, I was glued to my computer watching videos of sessions streaming from the RootsTech conference. Everyone in the blogosphere and on Twitter who were following along with me were asking the same question: Would … Continue reading

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New RootsTech Conference

FamilySearch has just announced they will be hosting the new RootsTech Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City 10-12 February 2011. Sponsors of the conference include, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), and Brigham Young University. Jim … Continue reading

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Tricking a Database into Giving Me What I Want

Tonight while I was on Flickr, I came across this photo of Leon L. Devall’s tombstone with the title “135 years old?” According to the tombstone, he died in 1934. Since he’s buried in Ohio, I decided to look for … Continue reading

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Ohio Tax Records – Digitized and Online for Free

Some Ohio researchers are familiar with FamilySearch’s partnership with the Ohio Genealogical Society to index early Ohio tax records. After countless hundreds of hours of volunteer time, we are seeing the fruits of the labor! The tax records from 1816 … Continue reading

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Canadian Censuses Coming Online

FamilySearch announced today that it has entered into an agreement with to provide images and indexes to Canadian census records. From the press release: As part of the agreement, FamilySearch will digitize and index Canadian census records that … Continue reading

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Census Records for Ohio Available for Free

The good folks at FamilySearch announced today that they have added more indexes to their online census collections. Among the good news for Ohio researchers is that Ohio is now included in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 indexes. … Continue reading

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More Records on FamilySearch

According to a press release today from FamilySearch, they’ve added to the records (both indices and images) to the pilot FamilySearch site ( For some time, they’ve had all of the images for the 1850 U.S. census (population schedule). Now … Continue reading

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