Beyond the “Search” in FamilySearch     Fairfax Genealogy Society Conference, April 5, 2013Carol Petranek, Co-DirectorWash...
What is FamilySearch?                                              Area Studies and           History        Nearly 1000  ...
The Largest Genealogical Library in the World 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records, plus books, maps and other resourc...
Granite Mountain Records Vault  • Permanent repository of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm    and other digital media  • 20 ...
Inside the Vault•   storage facility for microfilm & digital media•   700 feet underground•    6 chambers, temp + humidity...
What is the Purpose of      FamilySearch?Help people connect with their ancestorsthrough easy access to historical records...
FamilySearch.org – Largest Free Website          General Search          Filtered Search
Search by Any or All Events or Places                  8                              Click to Remove
Results!  Parents Maiden Name  Children
New! FamilySearch FamilyTree• Connect and collaborate with otherson shared family lines• Edit and delete incorrect data,in...
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FamilySearch Resources•   Portal (at Family History Centers)•   Wiki•   Free Online Classes•   Facebook Pages•   Twitter• ...
FamilySearch PortalFree access toPremiumSubscriptionWebsitesAccess atFHC only
Portal
Portal - British19th Century British Library Newspapers   This fully searchable database of the British Librarys newspaper...
Portal - SpecializedHistoric Map Works Library Edition    One of the most extensive digital map collections available, wit...
Portal - GeneralAccess Newspaper Archives   Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S.   and...
Portal - GeneralGodfrey Memorial Library  U.S. and international resources, local histories, church and vital records, mil...
FamilySearch Wiki         Find out what     historical records are     available in localities       around the world     ...
Wiki HomepageContributions byresearchersUp-to-date infoPages grow as info isaddedAnyone with FS accountcan add/editAll cha...
General Topic Research You canedit, add, correctany page!       General information                State-specific         ...
Research Guidance22
STATE PAGE     Links in left column or     at bottom     Each category leads to     additional information     Resources i...
COUNTY PAGE24
Links        25
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FamilySearch.org: Learn Over 400 courses FS YouTube videos Interactive Slides Handouts/Podcasts Beginning & experienced le...
Example:      Video       PDF     handout28
Language Assistance         29
SUBJECT  30
Subscribe by   RSS feed   Twitter               FamilySearch Blog   Facebook                               Keep up-to-d...
Facebook PagesFamilySearch                                      109 Community Pages                                      f...
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Twitter  35
FamilySearch_YouTube                 9 channels:                 About FamilySearch                 Honoring Ancestors    ...
Google+   37
Indexing• Over 250,000 volunteers worldwide• Can be done by anyone of any age• Use your own personal computer• Choose the ...
Indexing   39
This is the “test drive”
Current Indexing ProjectsOver 500 Indexing Projects   • Spanish   • Italian   • Russian   • German   • French   • Portugue...
Oral History Room        at the  Washington DCFamily History Center
Global Service Organization Free global service organization with over 70,000 volunteers. Local and online support 24/7 li...
Let us know how we can help you!
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    1. 1. Beyond the “Search” in FamilySearch Fairfax Genealogy Society Conference, April 5, 2013Carol Petranek, Co-DirectorWashington DC Family History Center 1
    2. 2. What is FamilySearch? Area Studies and History Nearly 1000 Languages people staff operations worldwideArchival &Library Science Computer Micrographics & technology Digital imaging 2
    3. 3. The Largest Genealogical Library in the World 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records, plus books, maps and other resources from all over the world Open to the public at no charge
    4. 4. Granite Mountain Records Vault • Permanent repository of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and other digital media • 20 miles southeast of SLC • Storage chambers are under 700 feet of stone
    5. 5. Inside the Vault• storage facility for microfilm & digital media• 700 feet underground• 6 chambers, temp + humidity ideal for storage• can withstand nuclear blast
    6. 6. What is the Purpose of FamilySearch?Help people connect with their ancestorsthrough easy access to historical records 6
    7. 7. FamilySearch.org – Largest Free Website General Search Filtered Search
    8. 8. Search by Any or All Events or Places 8 Click to Remove
    9. 9. Results! Parents Maiden Name Children
    10. 10. New! FamilySearch FamilyTree• Connect and collaborate with otherson shared family lines• Edit and delete incorrect data,including relationships• Provide sources and links to onlineinformation that shows where youfound family information• Preserve family tree information forfuture generations•Print pedigree charts, family grouprecords, and other reports 10
    11. 11. 11
    12. 12. FamilySearch Resources• Portal (at Family History Centers)• Wiki• Free Online Classes• Facebook Pages• Twitter• YouTube Channel• Blog 12
    13. 13. FamilySearch PortalFree access toPremiumSubscriptionWebsitesAccess atFHC only
    14. 14. Portal
    15. 15. Portal - British19th Century British Library Newspapers This fully searchable database of the British Librarys newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.Find My Past Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths. Also available through this site is the 1911 British Census.The Genealogist English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists. 15
    16. 16. Portal - SpecializedHistoric Map Works Library Edition One of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high- resolution, full color historic and antique maps, property and land ownership maps and illustrations, city directories.Alexander Street Press, American Civil War  Research Data: indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs.  Letters and Diaries: 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs  Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: over 1,400 imagesPaper Trail 19th-century westward American migration documents.ArkivDigital OnlineThe largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online. 16
    17. 17. Portal - GeneralAccess Newspaper Archives Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. All are full-page and fully searchable.Ancestry.com The world’s largest for-profit genealogy website.World Vital Records Birth, marriage, and death records; SSDI; family trees; census records; immigration records; court, land, and probate records; military records directory lists; newspapers, family histories, reference materials, biographies, wills, gravestone photos, ship manifests, map collections, and yearbook collections. 17
    18. 18. Portal - GeneralGodfrey Memorial Library U.S. and international resources, local histories, church and vital records, military lists, city and business directories; vital records; family Bible records; service and pension records.Fold 3 The best online collection of military records and stories; also historical documents and photos (including many naturalization records and city directories).Heritage Quest Online Access : census; books (24,000 family and local histories), PERSI index of over 2M genealogy and local history articles; Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Files; Freedman’s Bank; U.S. Serial Set. 18
    19. 19. FamilySearch Wiki Find out what historical records are available in localities around the world Learn how to access those records Learn research strategies 19
    20. 20. Wiki HomepageContributions byresearchersUp-to-date infoPages grow as info isaddedAnyone with FS accountcan add/editAll changes reviewed
    21. 21. General Topic Research You canedit, add, correctany page! General information State-specific information Research guides Links to articles, libraries, historical societies, online websites 21
    22. 22. Research Guidance22
    23. 23. STATE PAGE Links in left column or at bottom Each category leads to additional information Resources include digital, libraries, articles, historical societies The green “online” box will take you directly to online resources23
    24. 24. COUNTY PAGE24
    25. 25. Links 25
    26. 26. 26
    27. 27. FamilySearch.org: Learn Over 400 courses FS YouTube videos Interactive Slides Handouts/Podcasts Beginning & experienced levels Taught by experts worldwide Language assistance Word guides Research Guides States Countries Topics 27
    28. 28. Example: Video PDF handout28
    29. 29. Language Assistance 29
    30. 30. SUBJECT 30
    31. 31. Subscribe by RSS feed Twitter FamilySearch Blog Facebook Keep up-to-date on FamilySearch
    32. 32. Facebook PagesFamilySearch 109 Community Pages for every state & many Indexing countries Wiki
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    34. 34. 34
    35. 35. Twitter 35
    36. 36. FamilySearch_YouTube 9 channels: About FamilySearch Honoring Ancestors 1940 Census FS Indexing Genealogy Events Beginning Genealogy Genealogy for Fun FamilySearch Archive Woven Generations
    37. 37. Google+ 37
    38. 38. Indexing• Over 250,000 volunteers worldwide• Can be done by anyone of any age• Use your own personal computer• Choose the project you want to work on• A “batch” takes about 20 minutes• Do as many batches as you wish• Start and stop a batch as you wish• Images that are difficult to read can be returned
    39. 39. Indexing 39
    40. 40. This is the “test drive”
    41. 41. Current Indexing ProjectsOver 500 Indexing Projects • Spanish • Italian • Russian • German • French • Portuguese • Swedish • Czech 41
    42. 42. Oral History Room at the Washington DCFamily History Center
    43. 43. Global Service Organization Free global service organization with over 70,000 volunteers. Local and online support 24/7 live assistance Call toll-free 1-866-406-1830 Chat onlineE-mail at support@familysearch.org
    44. 44. Let us know how we can help you!

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