Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 - March 2014, I provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Record Search pilot site
Over the past two weeks I have spent a lot of hours in FamilySearch's free Record Search site. (either http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html# or else http://familysearch.org/ > Search Records > Record Search) There is a vastly increased number of resources for various places, including Ontario, Canada where my Buchanan and Watson ancestors settled in the 1800s. Some of the resources are far from complete, but I still found lots of original records for documenting my database. If the image below is hard to read, please click this link. A red asterisk indicates databases that are new or updated. Note that the "Canada Births and Baptisms 1661-1959" seems to be limited to records from Ontario and Nova Scotia, mostly for 1870-1910 at this point. But as genealogists we are grateful for the new records and struggle to be patient as additional ones are added. And as I have often heard, "Free is good."

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