FEDERATION OF FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES

FFHS - supporting family historians for over 40 years

From the Drawer to Your Computer

screenshotFamily historians have millions of reasons to be grateful for the work of FamilySearch. As well as the information to be found on its website, a network of Family History Centres provide places to consult films of original records, including ones that you can even order from America to view locally.

A growing number of the records that were previously only available on microfilm have been digitised by FamilySearch and are becoming readily available to anyone who can reach a computer. It is easy to discover the English collections available in the new format. You need to click the "Show all 54 Collections" button on that page to unfold the list of indexed records. For some sources, leads point to other sites which, unlike FamilySearch itself, may charge for information.

Newly digitised records will be added all the time, so it’s best to check back frequently.

A recent article at FamilySearch Blog gives further details about how the free online image service is being extended, both in quantity and quality.

 

Francis Howcutt
FFHS Archives Liaison

26 November 2015

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