Friday, August 17, 2007

FamilySearch Records Access Genesis Project

Dick Eastman has a very interesting article today: FamilySearch Issues RFI for the Records Access Genesis Project. It's exciting to see evidence of further potential partnerships with FamilySearch. This move will make Family History Centers all the more appealing to people around the world, even after the release of new FamilySearch.

This statement from Eastman made me think:
"...all records published under this project must be made available at no charge to patrons at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and to patrons at local FamilySearch Family History Centers around the world. The information also must be available to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at no charge."

Wouldn't it be cool if this meant the Church would create a universal login and password for LDS members to log into the various church sites out there and then let us access these online databases from our own home. This idea is so do-able in my opinion. They already have us put in our membership number and confirmation date to access LDS information online. At the very least I need a universal login and password because I'm getting so confused and overwhelmed with them. Alright, maybe I'm just getting spoiled and want to do everything in my fuzzy slippers at home.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

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