Hidden treasures in family search: 15 Feb 2011


Published on

A Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011 presentation given at Olympia. Highlights of resources for the British Isles found at FamilySearch.org.

Published in: Education, Technology, Design
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Going straight to browse does not allow the ability to see the number of records or date “Last Updated”.
  • The choice you make of which link to follow will lead to the same place but the title link provides additional details about the collection you will be viewing.
  • Hidden treasures in family search: 15 Feb 2011

    1. 1. Hidden Treasures in
    2. 2. FAMILYSEARCH HAS CHANGED <ul><li>https://www.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>In the last five years FamilySearch has changed from a microfilm processing organization to a digital image processing organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year FamilySearch published about 80 million images online for free access to all. </li></ul><ul><li>Many times that number will be published in 2011. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Click on “Get Started”
    5. 13. <ul><li>You may need to scroll down to the country of interest. </li></ul>
    6. 22. Records page layout
    7. 23. Post 1837 Marriages in Parish Registers
    8. 24. PARISH MAPS OF ENGLAND <ul><li>http://maps.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    9. 25. England Jurisdiction 1851 <ul><li>http://maps.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    10. 26. Place Search <ul><li>More than parish names: </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Coult emigrated to America and told her children she was from Dorsey, Essex. Printed books did not show Dorsey as a place in England. </li></ul><ul><li>A woman from Essex explained to me that she grew up in Tolleshunt Darcy and everyone there called it Dorsey. </li></ul>
    11. 27. Search results and map location
    12. 28. Search results and map location
    13. 29. <ul><li>Point at the place icon next to the parish name to see additional place name references. </li></ul>
    14. 30. <ul><li>Click on the “Layers” tab to see additional options for the map. </li></ul>
    15. 31. Layers <ul><li>The default is to show county and parish boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>You can select any of the listed jurisdictions to be shown. </li></ul>
    16. 32. Search results and map location
    17. 33. Search results and map location
    18. 35. Scroll down for record start dates
    19. 38. Click on the link to update the map
    20. 42. Four options for additional info
    21. 43. Radius options are ¼, ½, 1, 3, 5, 10, 15 miles
    22. 45. <ul><li>Move your pointer to the coloured circle and a “Click me for options” link will appear. </li></ul><ul><li>Move your pointer to the coloured area and a “Click me for options” link will appear. </li></ul>
    23. 48. Click on the diocese link for a new map layer and more details
    24. 49. Several lists can be generated for you now
    25. 50. Several lists can be generated for you now
    26. 52. FAMILYSEARCH COMMUNITY TREES <ul><li>http://histfam.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    27. 53. FamilySearch Community Trees
    28. 54. Search here or use the “Advanced Search” button.
    29. 55. Select a database by clicking on the down arrow in the “All Trees” field.
    30. 60. Sources details are always included <ul><li>[ S3 ] Pedigrees with Index of London Citizens, abt. 1600-1800 (filmed 1954), Boyd, Percival, compiler, (Microfilm copy of manuscripts at Somerset House, London. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954), FHL microfilms 94,515-94,593., vol. 231 no. 23003, FHL microfilm 94577. </li></ul>
    31. 65. Place Collection Individuals Australia South Australia Community Trees 257,754 Australia Victoria Community Trees 123,818 British Knowles Collection: Jews of the British Isles 104,143 British Peerage, Gentry and Colonial American Connections 212,624 England Bedfordshire, Eaton Bray Community Tree 18,817 England London: Residents of London 209,983 England Norfolk Visitations, 1563 23,098 India Punjab, Moga District 10,454 Scotland Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae 88,274 Wales Records Primarily of the Nobility and Gentry 258,209
    32. 66. FAMILYTECH <ul><li>http://familytech.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    33. 68. 5 Topics and the option to “Search”
    34. 70. Software > Image Editing
    35. 71. Devices > Cameras
    36. 72. Internet > Social Network
    37. 73. Each tab becomes a drop down list when you point at it. Click an option for detailed topics.
    38. 75. DIGITAL BOOKS <ul><li>https://www.familysearch.org/ </li></ul>
    39. 76. Click on the “Library Catalog” link
    40. 77. Click on the down arrow in the “Search” options area
    41. 78. Select the “Last names” option then type in a surname
    42. 80. Pay special attention to the “availability” line for “Digital Images”
    43. 82. http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
    44. 83. Click on the book title
    45. 84. A number of options allow you to search, enlarge, save and print