If you are not able to attend RootsTech 2015 in person, it’s good to know that several sessions including the general keynote sessions on Thursday, and Saturday will be streamed live on the home page of RootsTech.org. After the conference, recordings of these sessions will be posted on the website for a limited time. Full Story
Several significant updates were made to the Booklet Capture Too (the utility that allows patrons to transfer information about their four generations from My Family Booklet to a digital online version). These updates include the following: Full Story
The sun shone as you sat on a worn stone bench with your grandmother in the park. “When your grandfather and I were married, we planted a sapling together,” she remembered, pointing at a tall oak shading the path. “Look how tall it has grown.” Full Story
FamilySearch researchers are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the indexing process, and they are also discovering ways to make better use of indexing work that has already been performed. The results of their research should warm the heart of every person who has ever indexed or arbitrated a batch of records. Full Story
FamilySearch’s Top 10 Most Searched Record Collections: Collection 5—United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
In the early 1900s, the world was engulfed in its first world war. Millions of young men were sent to fight as soldiers in foreign lands. Today, more than 24 million draft registration cards of those young soldiers are available for free to genealogists and family historians to view and glean valuable information from. These draft records are now available as the United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918.
FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.3 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from El Salvador and the United States
FamilySearch adds more than 3.3 million indexed records and images to El Salvador and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,259,307 indexed records and images from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 collection; the 392,161 images from the United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865–1872 collection; and the 49,136 indexed records from the El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704–1977 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. Full Story