TIP OF THE WEEK – TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG
FamilySearch recently announced a milestone. Their online databases of digitized historical documents now contain more than 2 billion images! These are historical records from all over the world – including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, the Pacific, as well as other regions.
And more images are being added weekly. In the quest to to become fully digitize, their microfilms are being scanned at a rate of 1,000 films per business day. If you haven’t used FamilySearch.org for research recently, it might be time to take another look.
One way to stay abreast of record collections that have recently been digitized or indexed at FamilySearch is by reading their online blog. Scroll down through the articles posted looking for articles titled similar to this, “New Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 4, 2018”. Read the full story and it will contain a list of new digitized collections or new indexed collections.
Here are some recent additions Washingtonians may be interested in :
WA, Western District, Naturalizations Records, 1853-1957 – newly indexed
WA, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938 – newly indexed
WA, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945 – newly digitized images-no index
The URL to get to the blog is :
SGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Join or renew your SGS membership for 2018-19. The fastest way is to use our new onine form and pay with a credit/debit card here: Online SGS Membership form
Or, print out a copy of our membership form and send it with your check to Seattle Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 15329, Seattle WA 98115-0329. Here’s the link: Printable SGS Membership form
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