Sunday, July 27, 2014

ISGS Upcoming Webinars

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogy Society.

Illinois State Genealogical Society

August 12 – Land Records in Illinois
Presenter:  Michael John Neill
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7772534911757198337

September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)
Presenter:  Luana Darby, MLIS
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1778023905401548033

October 14 – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals 
Presenter:  Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4324661061042799105
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For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Consultant Webinar: New Tools for Finding Your Missing Cousins

The following is from FamilySearch.

Consultant Webinar Recording Now Available
Is your family tree full, and is your family history done? What if it’s not? You may have been sealed to all of your ancestors, but are your ancestors sealed to all of their descendants? These cousins might be missing from the Family Tree. A recent consultant webinar discussed new tools and resources on FamilySearch that can help you quickly identify and find your missing cousins.
Watch the recording to learn how to:
· Identify which of your ancestors might have missing descendants.
· Choose one of those descendants who is probably missing family members.
· Get your ward members excited about family history using this process.
· Help members find a place they can start researching their family history.
You can download the presentation slides for your own use. You can also download the handout.
Try it yourself, and then help someone else!


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My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch

TitlePadding_1x10_CNS My Family History Calling Newsletter
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July 2014
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News you need to succeed--for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
How To Submit a Name To the Temple
If you, a ward, or family member are trying to find ancestors who need temple ordinances, here are a few tips that will help!
They're Here! FamilySearch Introduces Two New Mobile Apps
We live in a mobile world. You should be able to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. FamilySearch has just released two new mobile apps that will make it easy to do just that. Read more.
New Help Center User Interface
If you're looking for help using FamilySearch.org, there is a new Help Center interface that makes finding resources easy. You can select a specific help topic, and see everything in one place. Check out the new Help Center.

Descendancy View Now Live: Data Problems and Research Suggestions
Two powerful new features have been added to the Descendancy view: Research Suggestions and Data Problems. They help you identify where people might be missing in your tree and where you might be able to improve the quality of your data.

Discovering the Faith of our Forefathers
"Each of us will be greatly blessed if we know the stories of faith and sacrifice that led our forefathers to join the Lord's Church." Elder William R. Walker of the Quorum of the Seventy shared that message during 2014 April General Conference. Read more about what you can do.

New Youth Family History Event Pages Now Available
Encouraged by the tremendous participation of RootsTech remote events, we have expanded the Host a Family History Fair pages to now include several youth event options, including Youth Conferences, Devotionals, and Weekly Activities. Here's how to get to the new site.

The Purpose of Family History Centers Everywhere
Technology makes family history work in the home easier and more accessible to Church members around the world. We see new tools created almost every day that facilitate finding ancestors and ensuring that temple ordinances are done in their behalf. With all this ease and convenience, learn about the place of the family history center in a church building and the long-term use of these facilities.

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We Need You To Help Newly-called Consultants Find Success in Their Calling
There are service opportunities available to speak with newly-called family history consultants, making them aware of consultant training and other resources to help them get a positive start. Ideal volunteers are those who are currently serving, or have previously served as a family history consultant, and can spend 5 to 10 hours per week making calls from home.Start here to volunteer a small portion of your time.

New Online Training Now Available: July 2014
A new set of classes have been added to the Learning Center on FamilySearch.org. See what these new classes include.


Success Story: Don't Overlook FamilySearch's Book Collection
I'd like to share with you my testimony of the great work of family history. My father, who is not a member, age 85, has been working on our family tree on the maternal side, the Borja side of the tree. We were stuck for many years. Continue reading.


FamilySearch New Collections Update 25 July 2014

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch
 
FamilySearch Collections UpdateJuly 25, 2014
 

Find this e-announcement online at FamilySearch News and Press
FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.7 Million Indexed Records and Images to Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States
FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 indexed records from the UnitedStates, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953, collection; the 50,858 indexed records from thePeru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997, collection; and the 99,950 indexed records from United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

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 .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Collection
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Digital Images
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290
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201
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50,858
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240
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1,160,179
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77,476
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1,389
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99,173
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99,950
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36
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