FamilySearch.org - NARA Presentation 2011

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This is my "go-to" generic powerpoint when giving a presentation on FamilySearch.org. I modify and change it as needed for the specific audience.

This is my "go-to" generic powerpoint when giving a presentation on FamilySearch.org. I modify and change it as needed for the specific audience.

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  • 1. FamilySearch:Vision to RealityNational Archives Genealogy Fair April 20 & 21, 2011 Presenter: Carol Kostakos Petranek
  • 2. What is FamilySearch? First Pres May 2008 2
  • 3. FamilySearch’s MissionEnable a global community thatconnects and preserves the familyof mankind• To discover and preserve records of genealogical significance.• To introduce individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access of records.• To collaborate with others who share this vision.
  • 4. Why Do We Do This?• The family is an essential part of our core values.• Connecting with our ancestors provides perspective, understanding and strength.
  • 5. Where we have been…
  • 6. November 13, 1894The beginning of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah 300 books in a second story room.
  • 7. First Pres May 2008 7
  • 8. First Pres May 2008 8
  • 9. Where we are going…
  • 10. The Largest Genealogical Library in the World2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records, plus books, maps and other resources from all over the world Open to the public at no charge
  • 11. FamilySearch.org: World’s Largest FREE Website First Pres May 2008 11
  • 12. 15 Billion Hits 1 Million Users1998 digitization began 1 Billion Names website created 1999
  • 13. What Does FamilySearch Offer You? Digital Records Worldwide  Free Online Classes (150+) Family Trees  Blogs FHL Catalog  Facebook pages – 2.5 M rolls microfilm; fiche  Twitter – histories of families  Indexing – county and local histories  Wiki – how-to books on genealogy – genealogy magazines  Online Research Guides – periodicals  FamilySearch Forums – gazetteers  Collaboration Tools First Pres May 2008 13
  • 14. Preservation  Important for future generations  100 years experience  Partner with archives, libraries, national repositories  Leading edge digital preservation
  • 15. Granite Mountain Records Vault • Permanent repository of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and other digital media • 20 miles southeast of SLC in Little Cottonwood Canyon • Storage chambers are under 700 feet of stone
  • 16. Inside the Vault• storage facility for microfilm & digital media• 700 feet underground• 6 chambers, temp + humidity ideal for storage• can withstand nuclear blast
  • 17. Let’s Take A Tour Insidethe Granite Mountain Vault video First Pres May 2008 17
  • 18. Changing Research Techniques Traditional  Technological – Paper forms – Genealogy software – Microfilm & fiche – Digitized original records – Writing query letters – Email, smartphones, iPads – Research trips – Online searches – Mailing charts & info – Upload tree to website First Pres May 2008 18
  • 19. Technology: Find Us Online! Websites Twitter Facebook Blogs First Pres May 2008 19
  • 20. FamilySearch.orgThe largest free genealogy website in the world First Pres May 2008 20
  • 21. Let’s Take A Tour… First Pres May 2008 21
  • 22. Digital Image of Original Record First Pres May 2008 22
  • 23. First Pres May 2008 23
  • 24. First Pres May 2008 24
  • 25. www.familysearch.org First Pres May 2008 25
  • 26. FamilySearch Wiki First Pres May 2008 26
  • 27. The FamilySearch Research Wiki is where you can:Learn How to Research • Find out what historical records are available in localities around the world and how to access them • Learn research strategies to help you know how to research your familyShare Your Knowledge • Share your knowledge about the best ways to do family history research • Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet • Collaborate with others to create a comprehensive tool for research guidance wiki.familysearch.org First Pres May 2008 27
  • 28. A Sample Wiki Page First Pres May 2008 28
  • 29. First Pres May 2008 29
  • 30. Free Online Research Courses at FamilySearch.org familysearch.org/learn First Pres May 2008 30
  • 31. Over 150 Online Classes – Free! First Pres May 2008 31
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  • 34. First Pres May 2008 34
  • 35. 4,700 Family History Centers Worldwide First Pres May 2008 35
  • 36. Available at Family History Centers Subscription websites free for patron use:– Ancestry.com (institution) – The Genealogist– Footnote.com – Historic Map Works– World Vital Records – 19th Century British Library– Godfrey Memorial Library Newspaper Digital Archive– Genlines.com World Vital Records– FindMyPast.uk – Alexander Street Press (Civil War)– Family History Link – Heritage Quest PLUS: Family History Library Favorites (over 13,000 links) First Pres May 2008 36
  • 37. Indexing: A Way to Give Back First Pres May 2008 37
  • 38. If you need help… online assistance 24/7 First Pres May 2008 38
  • 39. Blogs: FamilySearch First Pres May 2008 39
  • 40. Facebook: FamilySearch.org First Pres May 2008 40
  • 41. Facebook: FamilySearch Wiki First Pres May 2008 41
  • 42. Facebook: FamilySearch Indexing First Pres May 2008 42
  • 43. Facebook: FamilySearch First Pres May 2008 43
  • 44. Twitter: @fs.news First Pres May 2008 44
  • 45. Twitter: @RecordsWiki First Pres May 2008 45
  • 46. Twitter: #familysearch First Pres May 2008 46
  • 47. Twitter: @FSConnect First Pres May 2008 47
  • 48. http://familytech.familysearch.org First Pres May 2008 48
  • 49. Global Access FamilySearch.org – 1 Million Registered Users – 50,000 Users daily 4,700 FamilySearch Centers Worldwide Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Websites
  • 50. Find us online at www.familysearch.org and at your Local Family History Center