Monday, April 07, 2008

New “Records Search” interface at Labs

DearREADERS,
Over the weekend I noticed that http://labs.familysearch.org has again opened up “Record Search” which had been closed for a major upgrade for a few days during the past week. Changes must be on the backside, because I didn't notice anything had changed from my view. One only needs to sign in using a valid email address, and then you have always free access to FamilySearch’s:

Indexed & scanned images

  • 1850 US Census, mortality & slave schedule
  • 1855 Massachusetts State Census
  • 1865 Massachusetts State Census
  • 1880 US Census
  • 1895 Argentina Census
  • 1900 US Census
  • Freedman Bank REcords 1865-1874
  • England, Cheshire, Register of Electors 1842-1900
  • Maryland, Cecil County Probate Estate Files 1851-1940
  • New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1851-1924
  • Freedman's Bureau Virginia Marriages ca 1815-1866
  • Cheshire, Church of England Christening Records 1538-1907
  • Cheshire, Church of England Marriage Records 1538-1907
  • Cheshire, Church of England Burial Records 1538-1907
  • Georgia Deaths 1914-1927
  • Ontario Deaths 1869-1947
  • Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records 1908-1949
  • Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
  • West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
  • Texas Death Index 1964-1998
  • US Social Security Death Index

Scanned images not fully indexed (perhaps this is how we will view microfilm via the web?)

  • 1850 US Census, mortality & slave schedule
  • 1900 US Census
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census
  • 1930 Mexico Census
  • Maryland, Cecil County Probate Files 1851-1940
  • Vermont Land Records, Early to 1900
  • US World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942
  • Germany, Brandenburg and Posen, Civil Transcripts of Parish Registers, 1800-1874
  • England, Diocese of Durham Bishops' Transcripts ca 1700-1900
  • Czech Republic, Litomerice Regional Archive Church (3% complete)
  • France, Coutances Catholic Dioces 1802-1907
  • Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records 1729-1956
  • Virgnia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records 1929-1976

Remember this is a laboratory – where the technicians are figuring out methods to improve records access. So go try it out, and use the feedback form provided by a link in the upper right corner of the labs screens.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com
http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com

© 2008 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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