Monthly Archives: June 2017

Digital Collections at Family Search in Catalog but not on Historical Records Collection Page

Not everything available digitally at FamilySearch appears in the “Historical Records Collection” on their website–often the catalog will indicate that the film has already been replaced by digital images.

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If you see something significant (other than just a handful of rolls of microfilm), let me know at michael.john.neill@gmail.com and I’ll mention it here.

For example, many Baltimore County, Maryland, probate records are available digitally but one has to search the catalog to find them. They don’t appear in the link on the “Historical Records Collection” page.

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FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Program Ending

We don’t normally post news, but will make an exception in this case:

FamilySearch is ending it’s microfilm lending program to it’s branch libraries. On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.

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Make A Practice Database for Your Software

Before trying out all the bells and whistles of your genealogical software–particularly the deleting, merging, and correction portions–consider making a practice database. That’s the best way to experiment and try things out without having to go back and fix the errors. Of course learning how to fix errors is important, but those lessons are sometimes best learned when the database or file is not your “good one.”

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New York City Directories Updated at NYPL

City directories for New York City for the following years have been recently added the City Directories Collection on the New York Public Library site:

  • 1786
  • 1790
  • 1791
  • 1796
  • 1797
  • 1875
  • 1884 – 1886
  • 1908 – 1913
  • 1916 – 1918
  • 1920 – 1922

Directories on the site run from 1786 through 1923.

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