At last nights meeting a question was raised on record research for Sweden. This morning our club member Trisha Kelly forwarded the following to me, (how is that for timing?)
Want to know how we rang in 2011 at Ancestry.com? By celebrating the debut of 17 million Swedish church records, plus historic postcards from sunny (and warm) Mexico. But that's not all -- we've also been searching through new collections of Italian birth, marriage, and death records, as well as some closer to home (from Maine), plus Domesday Books from the UK and new additions to our Immigration and Travel collection.
If you come across an article or an announcement that you think will be of interest to our club members, do e-mail it to me for the Blog RosemaryReese@aol.com
Legacy 7.5 receives FamilySearch certifications - to be released January 17, 2011
Legacy Family Tree 7.5 has now received official FamilySearch certification in four new categories and will be available as a free update for both Standard and Deluxe edition users on Monday, January 17, 2011.
For years, FamilySearch has worked on developing a web application for researchers to be able to interact with a very large, unified database of connected genealogical information. This new system is being released in phases - first for members of the LDS church while it is tested and perfected, and then to the public. This new database, commonly known as "New FamilySearch" is the database with which Legacy 7.5 will interact. All other databases, including the new Historical Records, Family Trees, and Library Catalog are currently open to everyone at www.FamilySearch.org.
Who should install this update?
Everyone. Although the only major new feature in the 7.5 update will be the addition of more new FamilySearch integration tools, there will be dozens of minor additions and fixes for everyone. However, gaining access to the new FamilySearch databases requires an account. Currently, registering for a new account is restricted to members of the LDS church.
New FamilySearch Certifications
•Sync - ability to keep FamilySearch family tree current with Legacy's information for selected persons and information (optional - you do not have to share anything if you do not desire)
•Update - publish to new.familysearch.org family tree. Also includes request to combine matched individuals (also optional)
•Ordinance Reservation (LDS-specific) - identify persons needing ordinances, prepare for Ordinance Request, and check for duplicate ordinances
•Ordinance Request (LDS-specific) - request ordinances in order to print the ordinance cards
Previous FamilySearch Certifications
•Access - search and read new.familysearch.org family tree
•Print - print multiple reports and charts using online data from FamilySearch
•Ordinance Status (LDS-specific) - read and display ordinance status information
•PAF Import - PAF data can be imported into Legacy for use in the tree
We also expect to be certified in the "Helper" category for this update.