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tools for the 21 st century

Tools for the 21st Century

Core Online Genealogy ResourcesThe Ones you will actually use and rely on!

Thomas Jay Kemp

how do we preserve our family history
How do we preserve our family history?
  • Keep family history on paper, in file cabinets
how do we preserve our family history3
How do we preserve our family history?
  • Keep family history on paper, in file cabinets
  • Keep family history on computer
how do we preserve our family history4
How do we preserve our family history?
  • Keep family history on paper, in file cabinets
  • Keep family history on computer
  • Mail children a backup disk
how do we preserve our family history5
How do we preserve our family history?
  • Keep family history on paper, in file cabinets
  • Keep family history on computer
  • Mail children a backup disk
  • Print out family tree & mail copies

to the family

how do we preserve our family history6
How do we preserve our family history?
  • Keep family history on paper, in file cabinets
  • Keep family history on computer
  • Mail children a backup disk
  • Print out family tree & mail copies to the family
  • Publish “the book” as soon as you get back from searching one more old cemetery in Vermont.
genealogy cloud computing
Genealogy Cloud Computing
  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch.org
  • Scribd.com
  • Facebook.com
  • Google Books
  • Internet Archive
  • Family History Archives (BYU)
  • GenealogyBank.com
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Genealogy Cloud Computing
  • Takes the Internet a step further
  • Accessing data online
    • Online Books
    • Online Original Records
    • Online Newspapers
    • Online Government Reports
  • Compiling & storing your data online, 24/7 for quick & permanent retrieval
online books
Online Books
  • Google Books http://books.google.com
googlebook search http books google com
GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
  • More than 7 million books
    • Over 100,000 genealogies & local histories
  • Can search on every word
  • Can download book and retain searchability
  • Permanent URL
  • Can create your own “library” on Google Books or your own computer
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Online Books
  • Google Books http://books.google.com
  • Internet Archive www.Archive.org
internet archive www archive org
Internet Archivewww.Archive.org
  • More than 1.7 million books
    • Over 50,000 genealogies & local histories
  • Can search on every word
  • Can download book and retain searchability
  • Permanent URL
  • Books from many libraries
  • Can create your own “library” on your computer
  • Can upload your “book” – permanent site
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Online Books
  • Google Books http://books.google.com
  • Internet Archive www.Archive.org
  • Family History Archives (BYU)

http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php

family history archives byu http www lib byu edu fhc index php
Family History Archives (BYU)http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
  • 40,000 genealogies & local histories – and growing
  • Can search on every word
  • Can download page or complete book
  • Permanent URL
  • Books from many libraries, individuals
  • Can upload your “book” – permanent site
core online genealogy resources
Core Online Genealogy Resources
  • Online Books
  • Online Documents/Microfilm
    • Census
    • Vital Records
    • Parish Records
    • Probate; Land – coming soon
  • Online Newspapers
genealogybank www genealogybank com
GenealogyBankwww.GenealogyBank.com
  • Best source for old newspapers on the planet!
    • Newspapers – 1690 to Today
    • Over 5,700 newspapers – All 50 States
  • Government Documents, Books & Reports
    • US Serial Set
    • American State Papers
    • US Army Register; Navy Register; etc.
  • Over 206 million obituaries & death records
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Core Online Genealogy Resources
  • Online Books
  • Online Documents/Microfilm
    • Census
    • Vital Records
    • Parish Records
    • Probate; Land
  • Online Newspapers
  • Online Government Reports
  • Online – Genealogy Cloud Computing
familysearch org
FamilySearch.org
  • Census
    • Federal
    • State Census: FL, MA, SD, WI
  • Vital Records
    • AZ, GA. ID, IL, LA, MI, PA, UT, WV, WA, WI and more
  • International
    • Census; Parish Registers; Vital Records
familysearch www familysearch org
FamilySearch www.FamilySearch.org
  • All NEW digital images
  • All NEW indexes
  • Wide selection of content
  • Digitizing all microfilm; books
  • Working with other libraries; etc.
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Genealogy Cloud Computing
  • “New” FamilySearch
    • “Your” working copy genealogy online
    • Your copy is linked to the same person sent in by others
    • “Your” copy is on top when you login
    • Linked to original records; photos
    • Individual; Family; Family Tree
    • Available 24/7
tools for 21 st century genealogy genealogy cloud computing
Tools for 21st Century GenealogyGenealogy Cloud Computing
  • Google Books
  • Internet Archive
  • Family History Archives
  • GenealogyBank.com
  • “New” FamilySearch
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Genealogy Cloud Computing
  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch.org
  • Scribd.com
  • Facebook.com
  • Google Books
  • Internet Archive
  • Family History Archives (BYU)
  • GenealogyBank.com
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