Friday, April 30, 2010

Mark Your Calendars - UVPAFUG Meeting!

UTAH VALLEY PAF USERS GROUP MEETING

The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 8 May 2010, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. There is a map showing the location on the group's website http://uvpafug.org/ .

The main presentation for this meeting will be by Don and Diane Snow on FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE FOR FAMILY HISTORY. Their talk will show examples of free software and how they have used it in family history. The handout for the meeting will include the websites to download that freeware, plus many other free programs and will be posted on the Group's webpage. They will also give short reports about the 2010 BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference and the National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, both held in the Salt Palace last week. They were speakers at the BYU Conference.

The Snows have been involved with family history for many years and have served 4 LDS Church family history missions as a couple. Their last mission was to the London Family History Centre in England from which they returned 18 months ago. Don has been a Vice President of the Utah Valley PAF Users Group for many years. They are both retired BYU faculty members where Don taught Mathematics and Diane taught Humanities. This month they have just returned from serving as volunteer teachers in the fledgling Nauvoo Uinversity. See http://www.nauvoouniversity.com/ for information about this new school.

Following the main presentation there will be several classes taught concerning technology and family history. As always there will be classes and topics for all levels of expertise and interest. The classes and teachers presently scheduled for this meeting are as follows.
  1. Documenting Sources in PAF 5 and in New FamilySearch, by Duane Dudley
  2. Genealogy on Your MAC - Bells and Whistles, by Venita Parry
  3. Hardware and Software Q&A, by Jerry Castillo
  4. Individual Help with PAF & NFS, by Finn Hansen and Max & Kathy Henrie
  5. Q&A: Freeware and Shareware for Family History. by Don and Diane Snow
  6. Video of last month's main presentation: FamilySearch's Extended Tree, by Tim Cross
  7. Ancestral Quest, by Merlin Kitchen
  8. Legacy 7.4, by Joel Graham
  9. RootsMagic 4, by Sue Maxwell.
All meetings of the Users Group are open to the public whether members of the Group or not. The Users Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Don Snow, 1st VP; Laurie Castillo, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, PAFology Editor; Gerry Eliason, PAFlogy Distribution; Kay Baker, Finances; Don Engstrom, Membership; and Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, working with the DVD Library. Several of these will be there to help with membership, answer questions, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter PAFology, and check out DVD's of past presentations and classes to members of the group. Information about the Users Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on the Group's website http://uvpafug.org/ and the press releases are at http://blog.uvpafug.org/ . For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvpafug.org (801-225-6106) or Vice President Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Special Offers for this week's BYU and NGS Conferences

The following is from OneGreatFamily. The full press release will be made tomorrow.

Hello Renee - A quick note to tell you about two valuable “Conference Kits” that we will be making available to attendees of the BYU Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy as well as the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference (both held in Salt Lake City this week). Purchase the kits at the OneGreatFamily booths in the Exhibit Area at the BYU Conference, and booths 504 and 506 at the NGS Conference.

OneGreatFamily.com offers the easiest and most complete service for quickly building a family tree. This week only, save 30% on an annual subscription to OneGreatFamily, plus get helpful how-to advice with a special Conference Kit. Available for just $49.99, this Kit includes unlimited access to OneGreatFamily.com for a full year, plus a DVD Library featuring a Comprehensive Quick Start Guide and How-to Videos and Tutorials.

AncestorsWaiting.com is a valuable web site (certified by FamilySearch) that gives members of the LDS Church a quick and easy way to identify ancestors to take to the temple for ordinance work. (Note: AncestorsWaiting was available during its beta and early launch phase as “OneClickTempleTrip”; the name and URL have changed but its robust feature set remains the same.) This week’s conference-goers can save 20% on an annual subscription to AncestorsWaiting.com, plus get helpful how-to advice with the special Conference Kit. This Kit includes unlimited access to AncestorsWaiting.com for a full year, a link to The Complete Guide to AncestorsWaiting.com, and a DVD Video Library featuring a collection of how-to videos and tutorials. The Kit will be available for just $19.99 to attendees of this week’s genealogy conferences.

I think the interest in genealogy that’s being generated right now, coupled with the joint BYU/NGS Conference, will make them both great events! Our OneGreatFamily team will be at both places in full force, so please do stop by our booths. Enjoy – I’ll be reading your updates. J

Best Regards,

Claire LaBeaux

Public Relations Director

OneGreatFamily.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FAMILY ChARTIST DEBUT PARTY

The following is from Family ChArtist.
Come and participate in the grand premiere of a most exciting new genealogy chart tool — Family ChArtist by Generation Maps (www.generationmaps.com/familychartist).  A celebration and premiere party will be held at the Generation Maps booth in the National Genealogy Society Conference vendor’s hall on Wednesday, April 28th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The NGS conference (www.ngsgenealogy.org)  is being held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City April 28th through May 1st.  Admisssion to the vendor’s hall is free to the public.

In addition to refreshments, there will be continual demonstrations of this easy-to-use, new program. Training computers will be available so that you can also try it out yourself.  Create an 8.5 x 11 color print free of charge, or try your hand at a larger, frameable archival print which can be printed for a nominal fee.  There will be drawings for two $50 gift cards as well as free consultations on printing large genealogy charts. Representatives will be available to answer questions about printing any kind of genealogy chart you need or want.




Family ChArtist is a new, user-friendly web based program that will assist you in creating beautiful, personalized genealogy charts based on information either from your own genealogy computer files or from the New FamilySearch database.  The website offers beautiful high quality graphics in modern, classic and colorful patterns, as well the ability to add as many of your own pictures as you would like.  First time users can create beautiful charts in just a few minutes without the purchase, installation or advanced training of other design software programs, online databases and file formats.  As with all Generation Maps charts, extra copies are always HALF PRICE.  Order copies of your chart as meaningful gifts for your children and other family members.



Be sure to bring your genealogy computer file, genealogy information and/or your New FamilySearch ID with you to the NGS Vendors area so you can try out this new, easy-to-use program yourself.  You'll be amazed at how easily you can create, share and display beautiful expressions of your family history.  And if you can’t make it for the party, you’re welcome to take it for a spin online at www.generationmaps.com/familychartist.  Hope to see you there.



About Generation Maps:
Generation Maps was established in 2004 to help families express their heritage in an attractive way for all to see.  Generation Maps charts provide a visual reminder of your family’s history and help establish feelings of love and confidence that come from knowing who you are and that you are part of a family. Generation Maps charts can awaken individual potential embedded in one’s inherited traits and nurture emotional healing through understanding a family’s history.  Family ChArtist will carry on the Generation Maps tradition by offering a new, simplified, personalized way to create decorative charts that promote family traditions and unity.

Generation Maps remains the premier printing service for any kind of genealogy chart you can imagine.  In addition to the new Family ChArtist program, Generation Maps continues to offer a multitude of custom chart printing services, including both decorative and working genealogy charts.  Custom decorative designs come with an online preview system that gives you personalized attention and feedback until the chart is exactly the way you envisioned it.   Working charts are oversized, inexpensive, family reunion-type charts that display your entire file in one place.  You can write on and add information to working charts.   Generation Maps has printed working charts up to 800 feet long with information for over 30,000 people. In addition, Canvas Giclee Fine Art photos are available at Generation Maps for a very competitive, reasonable price.  All charts can be printed on any of 8 paper choices, plus canvas.  Free consultations are always available at http://www.generationmaps.com/consult.

Elder Allan Packer to Speak to Consultants

The following is from FamilySearch.

April 15, 2010

Dear Family History Consultant:

Here is a little more detail on the special fireside presentation that is a part of the week of family history in Salt Lake City at the end of April. Special fireside for family history consultants and all ward and stake family history workers, Tuesday, April 27.

Speaker: Elder Allan Packer, First Quorum of the Seventy, Associate Executive Director of the Family History Department. Elder Packer’s remarks will be directed to family history consultants and workers.

Location: Tabernacle on Temple Square

Time: The fireside begins at 7:00 p.m. However, please be aware that there are no tickets for this event. Seating is strictly “as available.” Please plan on being in your seats at least 20 minutes before the start of the program. There will be overflow seating in the Assembly Hall.

Admittance: There is no charge for this event, and invitations have been sent only to family history consultants and workers in Utah and surrounding states. However, no one will be turned away as long as seats are available.

Parking: Due to the many family history activities of the week, and other possible activities that may be occurring downtown at the same time, parking may be hard to find. We strongly encourage those attending this event to carpool and also use public transportation. TRAX lightrail trains have two stops within two blocks of the Tabernacle (the City Center and Temple Square stops); you might consider parking further out and taking the train into town.

You will find the fireside presentation to be very enlightening, informative, and uplifting; please plan on attending. Feel free to bring your spouse or adult family members. Please note that there will be no special accommodations for children.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
FamilySearch
support@familysearch.org
Toll-free in U.S. and Canada: 1-866-406-1830

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Family History Consultants Discount on BYU's Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy

Thanks to Sue Maxwell's blog "Granite Genealogy" I learned about the discount for Family History Consultants to attend BYU's Conference on April 26th and 27th.  (Somehow I missed the announcement from FamilySearch on that.) This two day conference will be held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah, right before the NGS Conference.

The regular price for general admission is $120 for the two days. The special discount is being offered to any Family History consultant for only $75.00. To receive the discount, you must call 1-801-422-8925 and identify yourself as a family history consultant.

The person that I spoke with at BYU said you can also purchase at the discount price if you register online.  You just need to mark that you are a family history consultant. This price discount is good until April 25th.

Friday, April 09, 2010

FamilySearch Indexing Update: New projects for Canada, France, and Germany

The following is from FamilySearch.

8 April 2010

The effort to index the 1910 United States Census continues to move forward, with five states completed and three new states added this week. New projects are also now available for Canada, Germany, and France.

New Projects

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at pilot.familysearch.org in the near future.)


  • Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part B]

  • France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part C]

  • U.S., Indiana, Clay County—Marriages, 1811–1959

  • U.S., Mississippi—1910 Federal Census

  • U.S., Missouri—1910 Federal Census

  • U.S., Nevada—1910 Federal Census

  • U.S., New Hampshire—1910 Federal Census

  • U.S., New Jersey—1910 Federal Census

  • Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
    Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B]Spanish9%
    Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B]Spanish8%
    Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]Spanish19%
    Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte B]Spanish15%
    Belgium, Antwerp—Foreigners Index, 1840–1930English88%
    Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920Portuguese1%
    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto]Portuguese29%
    Canada, New Brunswick—Births, 1810–1906English24%
    Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937English(New)
    Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]English(New)
    Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900French18%
    Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1] (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1])German23%
    Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2A]Spanish27%
    Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]Spanish5%
    Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959Spanish2%
    Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959Spanish23%
    Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part C]German(New)
    Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 39–69]German56%
    España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish79%
    España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1]Spanish36%
    España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870Spanish18%
    France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French12%
    France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907French7%
    France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906French90%
    France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D]French(New)
    France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French54%
    Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish1%
    Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish47%
    Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B]Italian17%
    Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A]Italian4%
    Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part A]English15%
    Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934 [Parte 4]Spanish5%
    Mexico, Jalisco—1930 Federal CensoSpanish78%
    Mexico, Michoacan—1930 Federal CensoSpanish51%
    Mexico, Nuevo Leon—1930 Federal CensoSpanish72%
    New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915English89%
    Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 2A]Spanish90%
    Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 3A]Spanish7%
    Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A]Spanish9%
    Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910Portuguese2%
    Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885German2%
    South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970Afrikaans, Dutch, English39%
    Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish16%
    Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish40%
    Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish9%
    U.K., Bristol—Non-Conformist Registers, Pre-1900 [Part A]English2%
    U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part C]English18%
    U.K., Cheshire—Parish Records, 1538–1850 [Part 2]English/ Old English92%
    U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 1]English4%
    U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1598–1850English/ Old English4%
    U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1800–1950English19%
    U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 1C]English28%
    U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv]English/ Old English1%
    U.S., California, San Francisco—Mortuary Records, 1850–1917English75%
    U.S., Hawaii—1920 Federal CensusEnglish91%
    U.S., Indiana, Daviess County—Marriages, 1811–1959English48%
    U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959English6%
    U.S., Indiana, Delaware County—Marriages, 1811–1959English17%
    U.S., Military—1920 Federal CensusEnglish93%
    U.S., New Mexico—1910 Federal CensusEnglish95%
    U.S., North Carolina—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., North Dakota—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., Oklahoma—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo FederalSpanish1%
    U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte A]Spanish16%
    U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State CensusEnglish73%
    U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part B]English15%
    Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2]Spanish6%
    Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925German9%
    Украина, Киев—Метрические Книги, 1840–1842Russian87%
    (*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.)


    Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
    Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989English85%
    België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851-1900 [Deel B]Dutch63%
    Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A]French16%
    Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935English8%
    Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900German1%
    España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish43%
    France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909French11%
    Norway—1875 Census [Part B]Norwegian7%
    Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982Spanish11%
    U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900English1%
    U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3]English7%
    U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908English45%
    U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940English32%


    About FamilySearch
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    Beta Testers Wanted

    The following is from the LDS-Ward-Consultant mailing list.

    Ohana Software is looking for beta testers who use Family Tree Maker 2010 or Ancestral Quest. If you use either of these products and would like to participate in a beta test, please send an email to:


    beta@ohanasoftware.com

    Thank you,

    John Vilburn

    Ohana Software

    Wednesday, April 07, 2010

    Final Details on the Week of Family History in Salt Lake City

    The following is from FamilySearch. 


    April 6, 2010
                                                                                                                                  
    Dear Family History Consultant:

    There are only a few short weeks left until genealogy week begins in Salt Lake City, April 26–May 1. In previous correspondence we have tried to keep you informed of and give you opportunities to participate in the events of the week. With this e-mail we want to give you some more details on the many events surrounding the conferences.

    1.       April 27, Consultant Training. This consultant training consists of three classes that will be taught twice. There will be a three-class session in the morning, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and an identical session in the afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Conference Center’s Little Theater on the west side of the center. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. The afternoon session will have overflow seating available.

    2.       April 27, Consultant Fireside. Elder Allan Packer of the Seventy, and an Executive Director of the Family History Department, will give a fireside address in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, starting at 7:00 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis, with overflow seating available if needed.

    3.       April 27, Church History Library Open House. This open house is especially for consultants and will offer LDS pioneer ancestry research assistance along with fascinating demonstrations of state-of-the-art conservation methods for photographs, audio recordings, and books. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located at 15 East North Temple Street.

    4.       April 29, Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David McCullough and Henry B. Eyring. Do not miss this unique, multimedia tribute to family history and mini-concert. “Celebration of Family History” will be held Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the LDS Conference Center. While tickets to this event are no longer available, there may be small blocks of tickets made available from time to time in the weeks before the event or that evening at the door. Please check the status of these free tickets online at LDS.org/events. Since this event is in high demand, those of you with tickets should plan on being in your seats at least thirty minutes before it starts.

    5.       May 1, Genealogy Kids Camp. This free event is for children in grades 4 through 12. It offers fun classes, games, and storytelling and includes classes to help Boy Scouts achieve their Genealogy Merit Badge. Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9 a.m. to noon at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Space is limited. Register early at NGSGenealogy.org.

    6.       April 28 to May 1, FamilySearch/Genealogy Technology Exhibit Hall. Hundreds of vendors and product demonstrations will be available starting Wednesday, April 28, through Saturday, May 1, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Open admission.

    7.       April 27 to May 1, Free Research Consultation. The Family History Library hours are extended to 11 p.m. during the week. Extra staff will be available to provide personal research assistance. (Note: The library will close from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, for the “Celebration of Family History” performance at the LDS Conference Center).

    Additionally, for those who may want to pay for and attend only one day of a conference or a particular workshop, you can visit specific conference Web sites at:

    ·         The National Genealogical Society 2010 Family History Conference:http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info
    ·         Brigham Young University 2010 Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwcompu/
    ·         Brigham Young University 10th Annual Family History Technology Workshop: http://fht.byu.edu/
    ·         FamilySearch’s 2010 Developers Conference: https://devnet.familysearch.org/news/2009-familysearch-devcon-and-software-awards

    Parking will be at a premium during this week, so we would encourage you to use public transportation, especially parking at an outlying site and taking the light-rail train, called TRAX, to the convention site. Public transportation options can be found at http://rideuta.com.

    For more information or to register for any of the conferences or free events, go toFamilySearch.org/ngs2010.

    Please direct any questions or concerns to: support@familysearch.org                                                                                                                                               
    Toll free in U.S. and Canada: 1-866-406-1830                                                                                                                
    International: Go to http://contact.familysearch.org for toll-free phone numbers in other areas.

    We hope this information is helpful to you. 

    Sincerely, 
    FamilySearch

    Tuesday, April 06, 2010

    Conference on Computerized Genealogy and Family History at Salt Palace

    The following is from BYU Conferences and Workshops.

    One of the largest gatherings of family history experts in the world will take place in Salt Lake City during the last week of this month.  The 13th Annual Conference on Computerized Genealogy and Family History, traditionally held at Brigham Young University in Provo in March, will take place at the Salt Palace on April 26 and 27, immediately followed by the four-day Annual Conference (April 28-May 1) of the National Genealogical Society, also at the Salt Palace.  The conferences are designed to be how-to guides for beginning, intermediate and advanced researchers.

    This is an exceptional opportunity for those with an interest in family history, an interest that already is booming due to the NBC TV show, "Who Do You Think You Are?" The experts at the Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and BYU, will teach how to get started in family history research as well as how to make research faster, easier and more effective by using new computer technologies. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited to attend.

    The two-day conference includes more than 50 classes to help participants learn about advances in computer programs, research techniques, managing genealogy databases, using New FamilySearch, publishing family histories, research methodology, digital photography, using social networking sites to do family history research, research in other countries, and using U.S. records to find ancestors.  Vendors also will demonstrate how to use their programs.

    Keynote presenter for the conference will be David Rencher, director of the Records and Information Division of the Family and Church History Department of the LDS Church.  He has served as director of the Family History Library and has been a leader in providing records of value to family research, including acquiring the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and making it available to genealogists. Other main presenters include Alan Mann of FamilySearch Community Services for the LDS Church, Kory Meyerink, adjunct religion and family history professor for BYU and vice president of ProGenealogists, and Rick Crume, an author and family history presenter. In addition, representatives from the Family and Church History Department of the LDS Church will discuss how to effectively use the Church's family history programs.

    The two-day conference is sponsored by the Family History Department of the LDS Church, FamilySearch, the BYU History Department, the BYU Center for Family History, and BYU's Division of Continuing Education.  More information can be found at http://familyhistoryconferences.byu.edu.

    For pricing or additional program or registration information, contact:

    BYU Conferences and Workshops
    115 Harman Continuing Education Building Provo, UT 84602-1516
    801-422-4853
    E-mail: cw115@byu.edu



    Family History Library Research Retreat

    The following is from FamilySearch.

    Dear Family History Consultants and Center Directors,

    You may be interested in attending the upcoming Family History Library (FHL) Research Retreat sponsored by Family History Expos (a private company). The Research Retreat will be held April 12–17 at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, adjacent to the Family History Library.

    Family history center directors and ward consultants could benefit from attending this event by learning first hand how to use the resources available at the FHL as well as what is accessible from your local family history center (FHC). Take advantage of the help from professional genealogists who use the FHL collections on a daily basis. Instructors and class schedules are listed at www.fhexpos.com/expos/.

    There is a 50% discount available to family history consultants and FHC directors. Please use promotion code FS50 when you register at the above Web site in order to receive the discount.

    All questions should be directed to:
    Family History Expos.com
    P.O. Box 187
    Morgan, UT 84050
    E-mail:
    info@fhexpos.com
    Phone: 1-801-829-3295
    Web:
    http://www.fhexpos.com/expos/

    If you have specific questions dealing with FamilySearch or consultant training classes, direct them to: support@familysearch.org                                                                                                                                               
    U.S. and Canada: 1-866-406-1830
    International: Go to http://contact.familysearch.org for more toll-free phone numbers.

    We hope this information is helpful to you. 

    Sincerely, 

    FamilySearch Support

    Sunday, April 04, 2010

    FamilySearch Indexing: New projects for Mexico, Nicaragua, U.K., and U.S

    The following is from Family Search.

    2 April 2010

    A variety of records are available to be indexed this week, including parish records from Mexico and England, civil registration from Nicaragua, and census records from four U.S. states.

    New Projects in the Past Two Weeks
    (See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing projects.)

    Recently Completed Projects

    (Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future access at pilot.familysearch.org)
    • France, Quimper et Leon—Registres Paroissiaux, 1772–1909 [Part A]
    • Deutschland, Baden, Achern— Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part A]
    • Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1898–1933 [Parte 3]
    • U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part B]
    • U.S., Massachusetts—1910 Federal Census
    • U.S., Michigan—1910 Federal Census
    • U.S., Minnesota—1910 Federal Census
    • U.S., Nebraska—1910 Federal Census
    • U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part A]

    Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
    Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B]Spanish7%
    Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B]Spanish5%
    Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]Spanish19%
    Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte B]Spanish13%
    Belgium, Antwerp—Foreigners Index, 1840–1930English87%
    Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920Portuguese1%
    Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto]Portuguese28%
    Canada, New Brunswick—Births, 1810–1906English15%
    Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900French17%
    Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1] (Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1])German23%
    Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2A]Spanish25%
    Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]Spanish5%
    Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959Spanish2%
    Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959Spanish22%
    Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part B]German77%
    Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 39–69]German51%
    España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish78%
    España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1]Spanish36%
    España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870Spanish17%
    France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French12%
    France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907French7%
    France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906French90%
    France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie C]French76%
    France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French52%
    Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish1%
    Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish42%
    Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B]Italian15%
    Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A]Italian2%
    Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part A]English10%
    Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934 [Parte 4]Spanish(New)
    Mexico, Jalisco—1930 Federal CensoSpanish72%
    Mexico, Michoacan—1930 Federal CensoSpanish49%
    Mexico, Nuevo Leon—1930 Federal CensoSpanish68%
    New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915English88%
    Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 2A]Spanish86%
    Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte 3A]Spanish(New)
    Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A]Spanish7%
    Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910Portuguese1%
    Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885German2%
    South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970Afrikaans, Dutch, English39%
    Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish15%
    Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish38%
    Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish7%
    U.K., Bristol—Non-Conformist Registers, Pre-1900 [Part A]English1%
    U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part C]English(New)
    U.K., Cheshire—Parish Records, 1538–1850 [Part 2]English/ Old English91%
    U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 1]English4%
    U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1598–1850English/ Old English1%
    U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1800–1950English8%
    U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 1C]English23%
    U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv]English/ Old English(New)
    U.S., California, San Francisco—Mortuary Records, 1850–1917English(New)
    U.S., Hawaii—1920 Federal CensusEnglish91%
    U.S., Indiana, Clay County—Marriages, 1811–1959English89%
    U.S., Indiana, Daviess County—Marriages, 1811–1959English23%
    U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959English(New)
    U.S., Indiana, Delaware County—Marriages, 1811–1959English9%
    U.S., Military—1920 Federal CensusEnglish93%
    U.S., Mississippi—1910 Federal CensusEnglish95%
    U.S., Missouri—1910 Federal CensusEnglish92%
    U.S., Nevada—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., New Hampshire—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., New Jersey—1910 Federal CensusEnglish34%
    U.S., New Mexico—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
    U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo FederalSpanish1%
    U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte A]Spanish12%
    U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State CensusEnglish73%
    U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part B]English(New)
    Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2]Spanish6%
    Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925German9%
    Украина, Киев—Метрические Книги, 1840–1842Russian84%
    (*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.)
    Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
    Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989English85%
    België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851-1900 [Deel B]Dutch51%
    Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A]French13%
    Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935English7%
    Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900German1%
    España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish40%
    France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909French10%
    Norway—1875 Census [Part B]Norwegian6%
    Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982Spanish10%
    U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900English1%
    U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3]English6%
    U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908English42%
    U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940English31%

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