Category Archives: FamilySearch

Getting the “Facts” Online

You know those transcriptions on FamilySearch and Ancestry and such? I am thinking they are done by a computer with no brain and they are never proofread. Along comes a collector, adds them to their genealogy and yet another nonsense … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Family Tree

You’ve been wanting access to FamilySearch Family Tree, right? The link tells you how:http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Community/en/FamilySearch/FamilyTree/pdf/familyTreeAccess.pdf Be careful what you wish for though. I’ve been on it for about a year and, frankly, it’s a major mess. Here’s what James Tanner has … Continue reading

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Huguenot Records at FamilySearch.org

The Lucases came to the US in 1710, having fled up the Rhine from Otterberg, Germany. Before that they lived in France. They were Protestants and fled France to Germany. For some reason the records of the French Protestants in … Continue reading

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William Henry Downing Probate

William Henry Downing’s probate file came from the Logan County Circuit Clerk. Parts of it could be found at IRAD and the whole probate would be in the FamilySearch files.On December 2, 1903, in the typhoid epidemic, William Henry Downing … Continue reading

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Delilah Downing Downing Shellhammer Will

Delilah Downing Downing Shellhammer was the youngest child of Robert Downing whose probate was previously discussed. I had never considered that she had a will or probate but I found it in the probate records posted online at FamilySearch. These probate … Continue reading

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Dualies

I own two monitors. I finally gave in and set both up on the same computer. For work it has been okay, not worth going out and buying the second one though. Genealogy is a very different story. Today on … Continue reading

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Genealogy Volunteer Opportunity

All those records in Granite Mountain near Salt Lake City are being digitalized and will eventually be available online free. As you can imagine, there are millions of records which the LDS Church has collected over the years. They have … Continue reading

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FamilySearch

FamilySearch is constantly adding searchable records. I tested their records for Cook County, Illinois. I note you cannot right click and save a section but if you have Windows 7 you can use the snipping tool. If you hover over … Continue reading

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