We were pleased to see 2 announcements recently:
1. On 18 November FamilySearch announced the addition of 15 million indexed records to their website. We hope you got the email with this information (if you didn’t then you need to register at consultant.familysearch.org). We just want to make sure that you realize that all these new records are only being added to the Historical Records section of the beta.familysearch.org web site – and not to the pilot.familysearch.org web site. Beta.familysearch.org will in the near future replace familysearch.org. Please use Feedback on the beta site to report and errors or suggestions for improvement. Here is part of the announcement:
A Lot to Be Thankful For: 15 Million New Indexed Genealogical Records
Digital images and indexes include 34 collections from 13 countries
The collection of indexes and images available on FamilySearch’s beta website continues to grow by leaps and bounds, with the addition of 34 collections of genealogical records. These records include 15 million indexed records and 2.5 million images. The bounty of information covers 13 different countries around the world: Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada, and the United States. Search these records now at Beta.FamilySearch.org.
2. On November 18 Library and Archives Canada announced the release of new online tools to help with immigration records. Transcriptions of headings of different forms used to record the names of immigrants arriving in Canada between 1865 and 1935 are now accessible on the Library and Archives Canada website. Links to different databases and websites offering nominal indexes or digitized images of immigration records have been regrouped on a single web page.
These pages can be accessed at the following addresses:
Immigration Records Headings:
Immigration Records Indexes:
Thank you to Dick Eastman (http://blog.eogn.com/) for alerting us to the announcement.