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Worldwide Indexing Event

On July 2, 2012, a total of 49,025 FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators joined together to set the all-time record for the most indexing participants in a single day.  This Sunday (July 20th) FamilySearch is hoping to break that record. This … Continue reading

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Genealogical Databases

Join us tomorrow (July 15th) at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room, for a program about the major genealogical databases (Ancestry.com, Fold3, and HeritageQuest) our library subscribes to.

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Fold3

The Fold3 database has been restored for us.  You should be able to access it again from your home computer by logging in using your library barcode. If you have any problems, please call us and ask for adult reference. 

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Fold3

The Fold3 database is currently not allowing full access. We have notified them of the problem and hopefully this issue will be resolved soon. 

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Ancestry.com Library Edition Update

I have not received any official word on this, but it appears that Ancestry.com Library Edition database is working again. 

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Message from Ancestry.com concerning Library Edition Outage

“Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic … Continue reading

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Familysearch.org Program

Join us this Thursday (June 19th) at 7:00 p.m. when we explore the genealogical website Familysearch.org. This event is free and open to all.  It will be held in our Community Room.

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Pennsylvania Death Certificates on Ancestry.com

Someone asked me how she could obtain a death certificate for a relative who died in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1910. She was delighted to learn that just this past April, Ancestry.com added Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924, to their online collection. … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending for Some Old Photographs

Years ago I rescued a box of old photographs (mostly from the 1920s and 30s) that my father was looking to throw out. Although many of the photos were of my direct relatives (father and grandparents), there were some of … Continue reading

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Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights

The National Genealogical Society unveiled at their conference last week a Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights.  The declaration is a statement advocating open access to federal, state, and local public records.  You can read more about the NGS declaration by going to the website … Continue reading

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