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[[Image:PRF Cover Image.png|thumb|right|250px|PRF Cover Image.png]]Pedigree Resource File (PRF) is a growing collection of user submitted genealogies. It shows individuals’ names; family relationships; and dates and places of birth, marriage, and death. No merges, corrections, or additions are made to genealogies submitted to Pedigree Resource File.<br>
  
NATHAN JACKSON NEILL<br>b. 4 Dec 1861 in Anniston, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 1 Apr 1933 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>Parents:<br>Father: DANIEL NOBLE NEILL<br>b. 20 Oct 1831 in Greene County, Indiana, USA<br>d. Dec 1884 in New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA<br>Mother: Martha "Amanda" Jane GEORGE <br>b. 23 May 1831 in Marshall, Shelby, Kentucky, USA<br>d. 22 Sep 1883 in New Madrid, New Madrid County , Missouri, USA<br>========================================================================<br>1880 U. S. Census <br>Nathan Jackson Neill<br>Age: 18<br>Born: 4 Dec 1861 Birthplace: Missouri<br>Home in 1880: Saint John, New Madrid, Missouri<br>Race: White; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Single<br>Father's Birthplace: Missouri; Mother's Birthplace: Missouri<br>=================================================================<br><br><br>m.(1) Margaret M Reeder&nbsp; (died in childbirth of Willaby Parrot Neill)
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<h1> When to Use It  </h1>
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<p>Use Pedigree Resource File to discover what genealogical research has already been done. Use it to guide you towards original records. As with all compiled genealogies, Pedigree Resource File has significant limitations (see below) and more accurate information should be sought from the original records.
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Date: 10 Mar 1881; Location: Mississippi County, Missouri<br>Parents:<br>Elbert John REEDER 1825 – 1894<br>Eliza Jane Armina B Austin 1824 – 1886
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= Limitations  =
  
Issue:<br>1.Williaby Parrot NEILL, m. Alpha V CANTRELL;&nbsp; 5 children: Myrtle, Jessie, Nannie, Daniel, Dolly<br>b. 14 Dec 1881 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 19 Mar 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA<br>=====================================================================<br><br>m.(2) Rachel Rebekah PRESSON; 2 Jul 1880; Mississippi County, Missouri, USA <br>b. 15 Jul 1864 in Big Sandy, Benton, Tennessee, United States<br>d. 26 Sep 1947 in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA <br>Parents:<br>Father: ISAAC MCDANIEL PRESSON (twin brother John Daniel PRESSON)<br>b. 15 Feb 1841 in Benton, Tennessee, USA<br>d. 20 Apr 1921 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>Mother: Lavina Caroline HALE<br>b. 15 Apr 1846 in Benton, Tennessee, United States<br>d. 26 Aug 1924 in East Prairie, Mississippi, Missouri, USA
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*Submitters are responsible for the accuracy of the information. FamilySearch does not check the accuracy of any contributed genealogy.  
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*Information in Pedigree Resource File is second-hand. Verify the information before accepting it.  
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*Submitter information, previously available, is now hidden for privacy reasons.  
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*Pedigree Resource File contains many errors and unlike the new FamilySearch Tree, corrections are not accepted. Submitters are advised to make another submission that includes corrections. However, both old and new submissions are left in Pedigree Resource File.
  
Issue:<br>'1. 'Oscar Odies NEILL, m. Mary Elizabeth SMITH;&nbsp; 3 children:&nbsp;&nbsp; Hannah L., Martha E, Betty Jo<br>b. 15 Apr 1896 in East Prairie, Missouri, United States<br>d. 27 May 1937 in St Louis, Missouri, USA&nbsp; (killed when stuck my automobile)<br>2. MARY LAVINA NEILL, m. J.B. Jones;&nbsp; 3 Children: Louneill, Rebecca &amp; Jack<br>b. 13 Jul 1898 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 15 Jan 1975 in Florissant, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA<br>3. Sallie Earline NEILL , m. David Crockett FREEMAN;&nbsp; 2 children: Jeraldine R, Peggy J<br>b. 22 Mar 1900 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 31 Dec 1978 in Gosnelll Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA<br>4. Marie Aliza NEILL , m.(1) Jesse Fulgham, murdered in 1927; 2 children: Helen G, Jacquelyne<br>b. 20 Oct 1904 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 13 Dec 1961 in St Louis, Missouri, United States<br>m.(2) Paul Peter WARREN;&nbsp; 1 Son: William Carroll Warren<br>5. Ruby Pearl NEILL, m. George Newton Stilwell; 3 children: Georganne, Lottie P,&nbsp; Sarah Bob<br>b. 2 Apr 1907 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 27 Nov 1986 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA<br>========================================================================<br>Rachel Rebekah Presson, m. William A Waters; 21 Aug 1880; Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>b.10 Jun 1858 Benton, Tennessee<br>d. 14 Apr 1889 East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri,<br>========================================================================<br>Issue:<br>1. Walter WATERS<br>b. 1881 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 1950 in Oklahoma, USA<br>2.William Linsey WATERS<br>b. 12 Apr 1882 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 29 Oct 1959 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>3. Cora Mae WATERS, m. Delbert Carson FILES;&nbsp; 2 children: Willis Thomas, Pauline Aleta,<br>b. 10 Sep 1884 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 15 Apr 1970 in Gary, Lake, Indiana, USA<br>4. Albert Lee WATTERS, m. Eulalia FINLEY;&nbsp; 2 children: Thelma Pearl, Claud Lee Sr&nbsp; (Legally changed his name to Watters at age 57)<br>b. 30 May 1885 in Bertrand, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. 7 Apr 1974 in Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois, USA<br>5. Laura Deen WATERS, m. Kenneth Kelly; 1 child: Dorothy M <br>b. 12 Mar 1887 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d.&nbsp; 8 Oct 1941 in Louisiana, Pike County Missouri, USA<br>6. Will Linsey "Willie" WATERS, m. Frieda Hennlier<br>b. 12 Apr 1889 in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA<br>d. Dec 1973 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA<br>======================================================================<br>SIBLINGS of Nathan Jackson NEILL<br>Edward NEILL (1848-1919); Arthur H. NEILL (1853-1898);<br>James Wiatt NEILL (1855-1904); Francis M NEILL (1861-1917);<br>Robert Lee Sr. NEILL (1866-1947); Aalice NEILL (1869-);<br>Amanda Noble NEILL (1872-1899); George Oliver NEAL (1880-1953)<br>======================================================================<br>SIBLINGS of Rachel Rebekah PRESSON<br>Mathew Lee PRESSON; Mary M PRESSON;<br>Francis C PRESSON; Sarah Sallie Jayne PRESSON;<br>Effie Loving PRESSON (1882-); Aytchie "Hattie" PRESSON<br>
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= Submitting Your Genealogy<br> =
  
*[[Use the Internet for Family History Research|Use the Internet for Family History Research]]
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Sharing your genealogy allows you to preserve your family history in the Pedigree Resource File and share it with others around the world. A copy of the genealogy files ([[GEDCOM|GEDCOM]] format) that you submit will be preserved in the Granite Mountain Records Vault located near Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, your genealogy may be made conveniently available to others on the Internet.<br>
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You can quickly and easily submit your genealogy:<br>
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#First, obtain permission from any living persons mentioned in your genealogy to submit their information to FamilySearch. Remember, notes and sources attached to an entry for a deceased person may also include information about a living person. For privacy reasons, you must remove any information about living persons if you do not have their permission to submit it.
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#Second, review your notes and sources to make sure they don't contain any offensive or inappropriate statements about another person. If found, remove such information.
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#Third, save your genealogy in a [[GEDCOM|GEDCOM]] file format on your personal computer. Many genealogy software programs provide the capability to save your records in a [[GEDCOM|GEDCOM]] file format (where the file is named with a .ged extension -- for example: eastleyhistory.ged). Please see the instructions provided with your software for more information.
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#Fourth, submit the [[GEDCOM|GEDCOM]] file that you have created to FamilySearch. You will need to agree to the conditions for submitting your genealogy before submitting the file. For instructions, see [[Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File|Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File]].<br>
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<h1> Pedigree Resource File on Disk<br> </h1>
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<p>Formerly, Pedigree Resource File was available for individual purchase on 147 disks (CD and DVD). Because FamilySearch is discontinuing distribution of record collections on disk, Pedigree Resource File is no longer sold on disk. Copies of the 147 disks are available for use in many family history centers, including the <a href="Family History Library">Family History Library</a>. New submissions to Pedigree Resource File will be available only online.<br>
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</p>
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<h1> Frequently Asked Questions  </h1>
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<p><b>What is the difference between Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>Both files are the results of user submitted genealogies. Submissions to [[Ancestral_File|Ancestral File]] were merged into one common pedigree. Submissions to Pedigree Resource File are kept separate from other submissions. Notes and sources submitted are preserved in Pedigree Resource File submissions but were discarded from [[Ancestral_File|Ancestral File]] submissions.
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</p><p><b>How do I contribute to Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>See [[Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File]]
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</p><p><b>How do I correct errors in Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>Corrections are not accepted for Pedigree Resource File. Corrections can be made in the new FamilySearch Tree. Submitters are invited to resubmit genealogies that incorporate desired corrections. However, the submission does not replace the old submission. Both old and new, incorrect and correct, are in the file.
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</p><p><b>How accurate is Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>The information in Pedigree Resource File is submitted by users of the FamilySearch website. Some people may have contributed incorrect or incomplete information. FamilySearch does not verify the accuracy of information in Pedigree Resource File.
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</p><p>Some genealogies include notes and sources, which can help surmise the accuracy of a particular genealogy.
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</p><p><b>Are living people included in Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>Pedigree Resource File does not display information about living people. People born less than 95 years ago who do not have a death date in the file are considered living.
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</p><p><b>How do I contact submitters to Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>For privacy reasons, the online Pedigree Resource File does not display personal information about submitters. Instead, it displays identifiers composed of parts of submitters' names followed by 7-digit numbers. The old Pedigree Resource File Discs displayed submitter names and contact information but the discs are no longer available.
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</p><p><b>Why are there duplicate records in the Pedigree Resource File?</b>
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</p><p>No merges are made to genealogies submitted to the Pedigree Resource File, even updated files from the same submitter. You may therefore see duplicate records in the file.
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</p><p><b>How do I export a GEDCOM of a Pedigree Resource File submission?</b>
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</p><p>It is not possible to export GEDCOMs from the online Pedigree Resource File.
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</p>
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= History  =
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | May 1999 &nbsp;
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| Ability to submit genealogies on the new www.familysearch.org. Submissions occurred at the rate of about 1.2 million names per month.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 1999 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 1-8.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | February 2000 &nbsp;
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| Ability to search the master index of all Pedigree Resource File CD-ROM discs.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | July 2000 &nbsp;
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| First nine discs are available.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2000 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 9-22.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 4 January 2003 &nbsp;
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| Submissions to the Ancestral File are no longer accepted. Contributors told to submit to the Pedigree Resource File (PRF) instead.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2001 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 23-36.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2002 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 37-54.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2003 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 55-75.<br>
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2004 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 76-100.<br>
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2005 &nbsp;
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| Released CDs 101-125.<br>
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2006 &nbsp;
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| Released DVDs 126-130.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 12 Mar 2007 &nbsp;
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| Total names exceeds 150 million. File has been growing by about 19 million names a year. Added the ability to view pedigrees online.<br>
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2007 &nbsp;
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| Released DVDs 131-137.<br>
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2008 &nbsp;
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| Released DVDs 138-143.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2009 &nbsp;
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| Released DVDs 144-147.<br>
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|-
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| style="text-align: right; white-space: nowrap" | 2010 &nbsp;
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| Released DVDs 148-150.<br>
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= Links  =
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==== Videos and Online lessons  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/if-i-d-only-known-beginner-genealogy-mistakes/225 If I’d Only Known! Beginner Genealogy Mistakes] (Section: Collecting Answers)
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*''Ancestors'' Season 2: [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/ancestors-season-2-compiled-records/173 Compiled Records]
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==== Articles  ====
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*[[Family_Trees:_An_Online_Research_Tool|Family Trees: An Online Research Tool]]
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*[[Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File]]<br>
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*[[Use_the_Internet_for_Family_History_Research|Use the Internet for Family History Research]]

Revision as of 20:24, 2 January 2013

PRF Cover Image.png
Pedigree Resource File (PRF) is a growing collection of user submitted genealogies. It shows individuals’ names; family relationships; and dates and places of birth, marriage, and death. No merges, corrections, or additions are made to genealogies submitted to Pedigree Resource File.

Contents

When to Use It

Use Pedigree Resource File to discover what genealogical research has already been done. Use it to guide you towards original records. As with all compiled genealogies, Pedigree Resource File has significant limitations (see below) and more accurate information should be sought from the original records.

Limitations

  • Submitters are responsible for the accuracy of the information. FamilySearch does not check the accuracy of any contributed genealogy.
  • Information in Pedigree Resource File is second-hand. Verify the information before accepting it.
  • Submitter information, previously available, is now hidden for privacy reasons.
  • Pedigree Resource File contains many errors and unlike the new FamilySearch Tree, corrections are not accepted. Submitters are advised to make another submission that includes corrections. However, both old and new submissions are left in Pedigree Resource File.

Submitting Your Genealogy

Sharing your genealogy allows you to preserve your family history in the Pedigree Resource File and share it with others around the world. A copy of the genealogy files (GEDCOM format) that you submit will be preserved in the Granite Mountain Records Vault located near Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, your genealogy may be made conveniently available to others on the Internet.

You can quickly and easily submit your genealogy:

  1. First, obtain permission from any living persons mentioned in your genealogy to submit their information to FamilySearch. Remember, notes and sources attached to an entry for a deceased person may also include information about a living person. For privacy reasons, you must remove any information about living persons if you do not have their permission to submit it.
  2. Second, review your notes and sources to make sure they don't contain any offensive or inappropriate statements about another person. If found, remove such information.
  3. Third, save your genealogy in a GEDCOM file format on your personal computer. Many genealogy software programs provide the capability to save your records in a GEDCOM file format (where the file is named with a .ged extension -- for example: eastleyhistory.ged). Please see the instructions provided with your software for more information.
  4. Fourth, submit the GEDCOM file that you have created to FamilySearch. You will need to agree to the conditions for submitting your genealogy before submitting the file. For instructions, see Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File.

Pedigree Resource File on Disk

Formerly, Pedigree Resource File was available for individual purchase on 147 disks (CD and DVD). Because FamilySearch is discontinuing distribution of record collections on disk, Pedigree Resource File is no longer sold on disk. Copies of the 147 disks are available for use in many family history centers, including the <a href="Family History Library">Family History Library</a>. New submissions to Pedigree Resource File will be available only online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File?

Both files are the results of user submitted genealogies. Submissions to Ancestral File were merged into one common pedigree. Submissions to Pedigree Resource File are kept separate from other submissions. Notes and sources submitted are preserved in Pedigree Resource File submissions but were discarded from Ancestral File submissions.

How do I contribute to Pedigree Resource File?

See Submitting to the Pedigree Resource File

How do I correct errors in Pedigree Resource File?

Corrections are not accepted for Pedigree Resource File. Corrections can be made in the new FamilySearch Tree. Submitters are invited to resubmit genealogies that incorporate desired corrections. However, the submission does not replace the old submission. Both old and new, incorrect and correct, are in the file.

How accurate is Pedigree Resource File?

The information in Pedigree Resource File is submitted by users of the FamilySearch website. Some people may have contributed incorrect or incomplete information. FamilySearch does not verify the accuracy of information in Pedigree Resource File.

Some genealogies include notes and sources, which can help surmise the accuracy of a particular genealogy.

Are living people included in Pedigree Resource File?

Pedigree Resource File does not display information about living people. People born less than 95 years ago who do not have a death date in the file are considered living.

How do I contact submitters to Pedigree Resource File?

For privacy reasons, the online Pedigree Resource File does not display personal information about submitters. Instead, it displays identifiers composed of parts of submitters' names followed by 7-digit numbers. The old Pedigree Resource File Discs displayed submitter names and contact information but the discs are no longer available.

Why are there duplicate records in the Pedigree Resource File?

No merges are made to genealogies submitted to the Pedigree Resource File, even updated files from the same submitter. You may therefore see duplicate records in the file.

How do I export a GEDCOM of a Pedigree Resource File submission?

It is not possible to export GEDCOMs from the online Pedigree Resource File.

History

May 1999   Ability to submit genealogies on the new www.familysearch.org. Submissions occurred at the rate of about 1.2 million names per month.
1999   Released CDs 1-8.
February 2000   Ability to search the master index of all Pedigree Resource File CD-ROM discs.
July 2000   First nine discs are available.
2000   Released CDs 9-22.
4 January 2003   Submissions to the Ancestral File are no longer accepted. Contributors told to submit to the Pedigree Resource File (PRF) instead.
2001   Released CDs 23-36.
2002   Released CDs 37-54.
2003   Released CDs 55-75.
2004   Released CDs 76-100.
2005   Released CDs 101-125.
2006   Released DVDs 126-130.
12 Mar 2007   Total names exceeds 150 million. File has been growing by about 19 million names a year. Added the ability to view pedigrees online.
2007   Released DVDs 131-137.
2008   Released DVDs 138-143.
2009   Released DVDs 144-147.
2010   Released DVDs 148-150.

Links

Videos and Online lessons

Articles