Tag Archives: FamilySearch

Searching for surnames

There is a very useful top level search which can be done for those interested in searching for surnames.  Visit http://www.surnameweb.org/  to get an idea of how it works. Here are the results for my own CUMPSTON research http://www.surnameweb.org/Cumpston/surnames.htm Cumpston … Continue reading

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If your ancestor went to New Zealand, you may wish to check FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org out, as it has just added 358,395 probate record images from 1878-1960. The records were created by local courts throughout New Zealand regions. An index is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997

Familysearch has added new records including the Wisconsin Marriage Index.  It includes quite modern marriages including the following: Scott Lee Cumpston      Marriage      02 Jul 1994       Kenosha, Wisconsin     26 years,    spouse   Kerry Sue Schick  aged   28  certificate number 015582  archive roll   5 Do contact me if you recognise these people.  

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Familysearch – new record sets

Familysearch have recently added new record sets. Italy, Sweden, and U.S. Collections Enjoy the Largest Additions FamilySearch added another 30 million new, free records online (16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images). Totally new collections from Canada, England, Germany, … Continue reading

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Familysearch = original search page

I’m often asked what happened to the original page of the familysearch search engine.  Although I have written about this before I am adding details again. The old page is still reachable (from here at least) at http://classic.familysearch.org/  On this … Continue reading

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Using the FamilySearch Record Collections

You will know that there have been some problems finding a way around the new familysearch site.Their  team has offered useful helps at  https://www.familysearch.org/node/1545 They say ‘We’ve received many comments from FamilySearch <https://www.familysearch.org/&gt; users telling us that they find the … Continue reading

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Steve Archer’s website – IGI batch number

This website lists most of the extracted batches for the British Isles that previously formed part of the IGI (International Genealogical Index), the on-line database created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints(LDS). Although the IGI is no longer … Continue reading

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LDS and Batch numbers

              Hugh  Wallis’s  batch number web site can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers .htm     Familysearch has a further explanation at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_the_Source_of_IGI_Batch_Numbers And they give a link to http://www.pricegen.com/resources/globalbatchnumbers.htm which explains more about how to research … Continue reading

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Family History Classes Available Free on Internet

The FamilySearch Family History Library has made 23 classes available free through their website http://www.familysearch.org   Subjects range from European research to United States, and military records. There are “Beginning Research Series” England and Ireland and England, and also a class on descendancy research. Time to … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Adds Free Records for 10 Countries

FamilySearch Adds Free Records for 10 Countries   The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch Adds Free Records for 10 Countries U.S. collections added for Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin.  22 Twenty-two collections for 10 countries were … Continue reading

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