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News Release from Familysearch

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of July 10, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 14 July 2017–FamilySearch published new historic records this week from Brazil (about 4 million civil registration records), Chile, France, Netherlands, New Jersey, Nicaragua, Ohio, Peru, Russia, and BillionGraves. Search then for free at FamilySearch or by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

BillionGraves Index

286,762

286,762

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014

2,480,472

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013

1,458,383

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903

12,575

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1894

22,347

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records

747,018

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Jersey State Census, 1895

500,743

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013

78,964

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004

484,319

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996

1,133

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1779-1923

0

5,039

Added images to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

Familysearch Draws a Crowd

Paul Parton from Familysearch who made a return visit to our Group yesterday drew the largest audience we have entertained in our short history. It was heartening to see so many members and visitors supporting one of our favourite speakers.

20161116_141606Full House at HSFHG

Paul’s time on the floor flew by as he demonstrated the features of Familysearch search and took questions from the floor. Paul has indicated that he may be able to return once more to demonstrate the use of and answer questions about the Familysearch Family Tree.

p1000327Paul Parton taking us on a tour of the Familysearch site.

As our guests s20161117_130632treamed in I noticed two new people carrying a couple of cardboard boxes. Elder and Sister McSweeney, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are presently serving a mission with the Church in Australia and came along to the meeting to support Paul. I was thrilled to meet and chat with these visitors from the genealogy mecca of Salt Lake City.

After Paul’s talk concluded the contents of the boxes were revealed. The McSweeneys had brought along goodie bags from Familysearch for those in attendance at our meeting. Thanks to Familysearch, Paul Parton and the McSweeneys for your support of The Hornsby Shire Family History Group.

Discover Familysearch

P1070153We are thrilled that Paul Parton from Familysearch will be the guest speaker at our next meeting on May 18 at 2:00pm in the Main Meeting Room at Hornsby Central Library. Paul, an engaging presenter with a wealth of knowledge on Familysearch, speaks regularly at Australian conferences. We are fortunate to have him visit Hornsby.

If you want to know about this unique free resource or if you have questions about the  Familysearch site please join us. Visitors are most welcome to this and all meetings of our Group.

 

 

Learn from home for free

Just in is this press release from Familysearch that details their classes for March. Note the webinars which you can view from home. Read through the list to see what interests you, the March 17 webinar will be of interest many of you.

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for March 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH–These free classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. The Family History Library is located at 35 West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Webinars can be viewed online through FamilySearch.org.

Mar 2              10:00 A.M. Spanish Records Indexing Workshop Webinar (1½ hours)

Mar 5              1:00 P.M. Improve Your Search Results in FamilySearch Hispanic Records Webinar

Mar 8              1:00 P.M. Mid-19th Century England Case Study and Brainstorming Session Webinar

Mar 9              10:00 A.M. Portuguese Records Indexing Workshop Webinar (1½ hours)

1:00 P.M. Learning to Read German Handwriting Webinar (2 hours)

Mar 10            10:00 A.M. Cousin Research Webinar

Mar 15            10:00 A.M. City Directories: More than Names and Addresses

                        1:00 P.M. Tips and Tricks Using FamilySearch Historical Records Collection

2:00 P.M. America to Norway: A Case Study Finding Your Ancestors’ Place of Birth Webinar

Mar 16            10:00 A.M. Italian Records Indexing Workshop Webinar (1½ hours)

Mar 17            11:00 A.M. Where Is That? Finding and Understanding Places in Ireland Webinar

                        1:00 P.M. Ireland Census and Census Substitutes Webinar

Mar 18            11:00 A.M. Ireland Catholic Church Records Webinar

1:00 P.M. Irish Protestant Records Webinar

Mar 19            10:00 A.M. Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (1½ hours) Call 1-801-240-4673 to register and verify which requirements should be completed before attending.

1:00 P.M. Más allá de los registros indexados Webinar

Mar 21              1:00 P.M. FamilySearch Wiki

Mar 22              1:00 P.M. Pennsylvania Research Overview

Mar 23            10:00 A.M. French Records Indexing Workshop Webinar (1½ hours)

Mar 24              1:00 P.M. British Virtual Specialist Q&A Session Webinar

                         6:00 P.M. Understanding United States Land Records Webinar

Mar 30            10:00 A.M. Dutch Records Indexing Workshop Webinar (1½ hours)

Mar 31             2:00 P.M. Using Swedish Household Exams and Parish Registers, Part 1 Webinar

3:00 P.M. Using Swedish Household Exams and Parish Registers, Part 2 Webinar

Webinars can be accessed by going to FamilySearch.org; click on Search; select Wiki. Type Webinarsand choose the top entry. Click on 1.1 Monthly Class Schedule, then the name of the month; scroll to find the desired class.

 

Thanks Familysearch

At the recent NSW&ACT Conference our friends from Familysearch offered  surplus new computer monitors to interested genealogy groups. We were fortunate to obtain one of these that we can use for visual displays at events such as the Hornsby Heritage event next Saturday.

Thanks to Familysearch at Carlingford for making this donation to our Group.

Monitor Donation

Monitor Donation

New from Familysearch this week

It is imperative that we keep returning to online databases to redo our searches.

Once again Familysearch has added a wealth of new records this week. If you have ancestors from Brazil, Italy or the US perhaps you should schedule some time for Familysearch.

Here is part of a message from Paul Nauta at Familysearch.

New FamilySearch Collections Update: Week of September 14, 2015

Mama Mia! The Italian records continue to expand this week with new collections for Italy Arezzo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1314-1934, Italy Enna Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1944, Italy Imperia San Remo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1805-1910, Italy Pescara Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1929. Brazil, New York, Utah, and Delaware also have some new content. Look for these and more by selecting the links below.

COLLECTION

INDEXED RECORDS

DIGITAL RECORDS

COMMENTS

Brazil Rio de Janeiro Immigration Cards 1900-1965

155,186

56,492

Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Delaware Wilmington Vital Records 1847-1954

207,577

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy Arezzo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1314-1934

0

68,721

New browsable image collection.

Italy Enna Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1944

0

837,356

New browsable image collection.

Italy Imperia San Remo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1805-1910

0

233,646

New browsable image collection.

Italy Pescara Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1929

0

928,538

Added images to an existing collection

Michigan Crew Lists for various ports 1929-1966

0

20,140

New browsable image collection.

Montana Granite County Records 1865-2009

0

1,054

Added images to an existing collection

New York Yates County Swann Vital Records Collection 1723-2009

12,570

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York Yates County Swann Vital Records Collection 1723-2009

2,758

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Utah Weber County Marriages 1887-1938

0

2,068

Added images to an existing collection

Washington County Marriages 1855-2008

0

12,446

Added images to an existing collection