Thursday, July 29, 2010

Update on Legacy 7.5 progress - FamilySearch Sync Certification in Process

The following is from the Legacy News.

We've got great news for those awaiting our New FamilySearch integration tools. We've now completed the requirements for "Sync Certification" and have applied for official certification on these features. Legacy is already certified in "Access", "Print", and "Ordinance Status".

The certification process usually takes a few weeks. Once it passes FamilySearch's tests, we will undergo some further testing, and then announce the free update via this blog/website.
To learn more about the...

FamilySearch Record Search News: Millions of Historic Documents from Microfilms Emerging Digitally Online

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch’s microfilm conversion initiative is beginning to sail. Over 12 million digital images from thousands of microfilm, representing 8 countries, were published online for free viewing this month. FamilySearch’s online image viewer makes it easy for online patrons to view the newest digital images from Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

This week the complete U.S. 1910 Federal Census name indexes for Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Missouri were also published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot(, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) and coming soon to

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.
FamilySearch plans on digitizing and publishing online the bulk of its 2.4 million rolls of microfilm—representing 132 countries. In addition, it is now capturing millions of new images each year digitally “at birth” from its 185 field camera teams worldwide. It all translates to a steady stream of new digital image collections for genealogy enthusiasts to anticipate and enjoy.
CollectionDigital ImagesIndexed RecordsComments
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Province, Catholic Church Records, 1642–19311824476 New Images
Costa Rica, Church Records, 1595–1992605658 New Images
France, Coutances, Catholic Diocese, 1802–1907 87000Indexed Records Only
Luxembourg Civil Registration, 1793–1923114000 New Images
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1860–1950438725 New Images
México, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886–1933, Part 11572682 New Images
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records,1546-19631605822 New Images
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Church Records 1703-1964, Part 2172951 New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province Civil Registration 1811-1940599639 New Images
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam Civil Registration 1811-1940576189 New Images
Netherlands, Overijssel Civil Registration 1811-1952 -496541 New Images
Netherlands, Utrecht Province Civil Registration 1811-1950347867 New Images
Netherlands, Zeeland Civil Registration 1796-1940 -497188 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden Civil Registration 1812-188283129 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam Civil Registration 1811-1942273199 New Images
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, 's-Gravenhage Civil Registration 1811-188284124 New Images
Puerto Rico Civil Registration, 1836–20013255102 New Images
Spain, Alicante, 1762–1921, Part 134666 New Images
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration, 1886–1936265084 New Images
Spain, Cordoba, Civil Registration, 1841–187063198 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo de la Diputacion de Sevilla, 1841–188276939 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Carmona, 1841–187115512 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Marchena, 1841–18707237 New Images
Spain, Sevilla, Civil Registration, Archivo Municipal de Sevilla, 1841–1882272132 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Census, Archivo Municipal de Torrent, 1875–19122462 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census59312 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Corbera, 1825–19202007 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Gandia, 1611–193522401 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archivo Municipal de Sueca, 1797–192162809 New Images
Spain, Valencia, Municipal Census, Archvio Municipal de Carcagente, 1847–192015609 New Images
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Idaho 405504Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Montana 482328Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Nebraska 1218668Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, North Carolina 2176988Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910  Federal Census, Oklahoma 1919280Indexed Records Only
U.S. 1910 Census, Missouri 3543000Indexed Records Only
About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Saturday Family History Seminar Series at Riverton Library

I attend the first Saturday Family History Seminar at the Riverton Library on July 17th. I was surprised at the very low turnout, about 30 or so attendees. The main presentation and classes I attended where all excellent and offered high caliber instruction. This is going to be a great resource and needed asset for the valley. The price is right: FREE!!

The library itself has had a wonderful turnout, about 700-800 patrons per week using the center. Many groups have gone through averaging about 70-80 people per group. The only issue they have had is unscheduled groups showing up, even after they have been told they couldn't handle them that day. Please do not bring your group if you have not been previously scheduled.

The following is from FamilySearch.

Dear Family History Consultants,

We invite you and any of your friends, neighbors, ward members, or interested genealogy enthusiasts to attend and to help publicize the Riverton FamilySearch Library’s second monthly Saturday Seminar, which will take place on Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There will be three hours of instruction by family history experts covering a wide range of technical and research subjects.
All are invited to come and attend these free classes, which range from basic to advanced level. Details of the classes can be found at

FamilySearch Hosts Giveaway Sweepstakes

The following is from FamilyTree Magazine.

Online genealogy store is giving away a $250 shopping spree to one lucky family history buff. The Genealogy Giveaway Sweepstakes runs through August 31, 2010, and contestants may enter at every day to increase their chances of winning.

The winner will be able to choose from hundreds of genealogy books, CDs and DVDs, including:

  • The forthcoming books Grave Humor and The Family Tree Sourcebook
  • FamilyTree VIP membership
  • 10 Years of Family Tree Magazine commemorative DVD
  • live and recorded genealogy webinars
  • Google Earth for Genealogy DVD
  • RootsMagic software products
  • Books from Genealogical Publishing Co.
The randomly selected winner will be announced in early September. Please note that the sweepstakes is open to all US residents 18 or older. Complete sweepstakes rules can be viewed at is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree Magazine, America's #1 family history magazine; Family Tree University online courses and webinars; and the Family Tree Books imprint. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TMBE Spoof with a Genealogy Theme

Believe me if you listen close and watch they really are singing about genealogy.

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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Training site maintenance

The following is from FamilySearch.

Dear Family History Consultants,

The new FamilySearch training site ( will be unavailable July 30ththrough August 15th for maintenance.  During this time the training site will be upgraded to the most current version of the new FamilySearch.  Changes will be made to the pedigree data and the practice exercises. 

Thank you!   

FamilySearch Support

FamilySearch Indexing Update: Online Volunteers Index a Whopping 100 Million Records Already This Year

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch Indexing is excited to announce that our dedicated volunteers have completed 100 million records in the first half of 2010, and is on track to complete a targeted 200 million by the end of the year. Patrons can search the completed indexes and images at

More volunteers are always needed—particularly on international, non-English projects. New projects were added for Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, and Russia.

Interested volunteers can start helping any time by registering and selecting a project.

New Projects in the Past Month
(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. They will be published at in the near future.)
  • Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2A]
  • Jamaica—Civil Births, 1878–1899 [Part C]
  • Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part A]
  • U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part C]
  • U.S., Military—1920 Federal Census
  • U.S., New York—1910 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Dakota—1910 Federal Census
  • U.S., Utah—1910 Federal Census
  • U.S., Utah—County Marriages, 1887–1966 [Part A]
  • U.S., West Virginia—1910 Federal Census
  • U.S., Wyoming—1910 Federal Census

Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B]Spanish31%
Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B]Spanish29%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]Spanish22%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte B]Spanish37%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A]Portuguese(New)
Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920Portuguese1%
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto]Portuguese38%
Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922English(New)
Canada, Ontario—Births, 1869–1912English22%
Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937English72%
Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]English20%
Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900French32%
Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1]
(Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1])
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]Spanish22%
Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959Spanish8%
Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959Spanish37%
Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part C]German26%
Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 70–92]German56%
España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish88%
España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1]Spanish38%
España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870Spanish95%
France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French23%
France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907French20%
France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906French93%
France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D]French52%
France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French57%
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish2%
Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish91%
Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B]Italian45%
Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A]Italian18%
Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part B]English(New)
Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934 [Parte 4]Spanish65%
Mexico, San Luis Potosi—1930 Federal CensoSpanish(New)
Mexico, Zacatecas—1930 Federal CensoSpanish94%
New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A]English(New)
Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903Norwegian4%
Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A]Spanish28%
Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910Portuguese16%
Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885German3%
South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970Afrikaans, Dutch, English45%
Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish35%
Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish44%
Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish23%
U.K., Bristol—Non-Conformist Registers, Pre-1900 [Part A]English18%
U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part D]English(New)
U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A]English6%
U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1598–1850English/
Old English
U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part A]English6%
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv]English/
Old English
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 1C]English66%
U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A]English4%
U.S., Alaska—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [VIII]English34%
U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942English4%
U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part A]English11%
U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A]English2%
U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959English7%
U.S., Hawaii—1920 Federal CensusEnglish94%
U.S., Idaho—County Marriages, 1864–1950English85%
U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A]English9%
U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959English28%
U.S., Indiana, Dearborn County—Marriages, 1811–1959English25%
U.S., Indiana, Delaware County—Marriages, 1811–1959English58%
U.S., Iowa—1885 State CensusEnglish15%
U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A]English3%
U.S., Louisiana—WWII Draft Registration, 1942English(New)
U.S., Military and Naval—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
U.S., Minnesota—1905 State CensusEnglish83%
U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A]English1%
U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1]English8%
U.S., New York—1905 State Census [Part 2]English34%
U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A]English5%
U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A]English4%
U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part A]English34%
U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870English1%
U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part A]English12%
U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo FederalSpanish7%
U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte A]Spanish44%
U.S., Rhode Island—1885 State CensusEnglish57%
U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State CensusEnglish78%
U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part C]English(New)
U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B]English16%
U.S., Texas—1910 Federal Census [Part 2]English(New)
U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934English(New)
U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part A]English15%
U.S., Wisconsin—1910 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2]Spanish13%
Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925German26%
Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1)Russian(New)
Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть А]Russian29%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989English92%
België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D]Dutch14%
Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A]French36%
Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952Portuguese(New)
Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935English17%
Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900German7%
España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish64%
France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909French37%
Norway—1875 Census [Part B]Norwegian24%
Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982Spanish26%
U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900English1%
U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3]English39%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908English51%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940English32%

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.