Sunday, June 02, 2013

May 2013 FamilySearch User Newsletter

The following is from FamilySearch.
FamilySearch User NewsletterMay 2013

FamilySearch Website Usage Way Up

Family History LibraryAfter the release of enhancements to, website usage is off the charts. See what all the excitement is about.
Read why the new site isn't just for beginners.
Search stays true to experienced family history users.
Updated tagging terms and one click to Family Tree.
Fan chart wins big fans! 
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Executive Corner: The Office of the CGO

The FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer provides all areas of the organization, including the CEO, with industry insights, genealogical oversight, and a link to decision makers in the genealogy community. Meet David Rencher, our CGO.


New Learning Courses

The Learning Services Group at continues to create new learning courses to help patrons learn how to make the most of the resources that FamilySearch has to offer. See a list of new courses that are now available at


RootsTech 2014 Call for Papers

Mark your calendars! RootsTech is set forFebruary 6-8, 2014. It's time for the call for presentations. If you're interested in presenting at the largest family history conference in the U.S.,click here.

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Partner News

FamilySearch is pleased to announce that Leaf, Family ChartMaster, and FamilyMap are now Tree Access certified.  "Certified" means the product is compatible with and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. See more partner news.


New from the Vault

New collections are added each week to FamilySearch. Collections that are marked with a camera indicate collections for which digitized images are available. Collections marked with the term "Browse Images" have not been indexed yet but are available for browsing. These collections include helps to assist you in narrowing your search to specific times, places, and record types. Click here to see the new collections. To see the most recently added collections, click the Last Updated link above the collection dates.

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Events and News: Conferences

The following is a list of selected genealogy and family history conferences throughout the United States and around the world. View Events and News.

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