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 until the present I have provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of 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, September 30, 2010

FamilySearch Websites as of September 2010 At the present time, FamilySearch has multiple sites that are accessible individually. By the end of 2010, it is expected that they will all be accessible on the redesigned http://familysearch.org/ website. http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch is the main family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. http://pilot.familysearch.org/ holds most of the records from FamilySearch Indexing, but not the latest. http://beta.familysearch.org/ holds most of the records from FamilySearch Indexing including the latest. https://wiki.familysearch.org/ Free family history research advice for the community, by the community http://new.familysearch.org/ It features graphical family trees that can be edited online in real time. An account is needed to access it. It is currently only available to LDS but will be made public sometime within the next year, excluding the temple information. http://indexing.familysearch.org/ is the site for creating computer-searchable indexes of family history records. http://training.familysearch.org is a site for learning to use http://new.familysearch.org/ http://labs.familysearch.org/ - Showcases new family history technologies that aren't ready for prime time. http://forums.familysearch.org/ browse any topic listed for helpful family history research and FamilySearch product information provided by experienced FamilySearch patrons. http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community Trees are primarily lineage-linked, sourced genealogies contributed by partners. http://maps.familysearch.org/ England 1851 Jurisdictions maps https://store.familysearch.org/ will be selling family history-related items online. https://devnet.familysearch.org/ has information and resources for software programmers who support the FamilySearch Platform. http://consultant.familysearch.org/ is the registration site for LDS Family History Consulants and priesthood leaders with family history responsibilities. http://lds.org > Serving in the Church > Family History > Temple and Family History Course Materials & Training Videos for Family History Leaders There may be additional FamilySearch sites that I have missed. If so, please let me know. Thanks to all who have contributed to the list. Bill

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