Renee (rzamor1) wrote,
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Tidal Wave Starting to Flood FamilySearch.org

It sure has been an exciting past couple of days. Major announcements of databases and partnership with FamilySearch are starting to surface. The exact dates for availability of these database have not been announced yet. Family History Support will be notifying the Family History Directors of each Family History Center (mostly in North America) with directions and availability. It won't be long before we will see access to:

World Vital Records (worldvitalrecords.com)
Kindred Konnections (kindredkonnections.com)
Godfrey Memorial Library (godfrey.org)
Heritage Quest Online (This has been available through most public library.)
Footnote (footnote.com) so far only the U.S. Revolutionary War Pension records have been announced.

I thought I would send you a copy of the announcements as I received them.

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Renee

We wanted to let you know that WorldVitalRecords.com will be making three partnership announcements tomorrow (May 16, 2007) at 11 a.m at the NGS Conference! The announcement will be made in the VIP Suite (room B20) in the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Click here to view a map to the VIP Suite. We would appreciate your help if you would spread the word when you are blogging. The partnership will be with FamilySearch, The Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation, and Quintin Publications.

Thanks,
partnering
Whitney

Whitney Ransom
Director, Corporate Communications
World Vital Records
whitney@worldvitalrecords.com
www.worldvitalrecords.com

Renee Note: As you can see no official date of launch was announced. I'll let you know as I get word.
DearMyrtle has done an excellent job of providing more information on Ellis Island and Quintin Publications announcements - links below.
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2007/05/historic-ellis-island-passenger-records.html
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2007/05/quintin-publications-partners-with.html

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From: Family History Support

We have reached agreements with the following organizations to provide online services in the family history centers in North America.

World Vital Records (worldvitalrecords.com)
Kindred Konnections (kindredkonnections.com)
Godfrey Memorial Library (godfrey.org)

Additional information and a time line for availability will be forthcoming. We will communicate this information to you as soon as it is made available.

The databased to become available are:

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From: Family History Center Support

We are pleased to announce that access to HeritageQuest Online will soon be free through selected family history centers. The HeritageQuest collection is one of the largest online collections of genealogical information available.

At present, only centers in the United States who 1) have installed LANDesk, 2) have more than two PCs, and 3) are open at least 10 hours per week will qualify to have access to this service. Selected centers in other countries will also receive access. Access to HeritageQuest Online will be available for on site usage only. You will be notified separately within two weeks if your center qualifies.

Please note that patrons may also access the HeritageQuest Online collection for free through over 4400 U.S. public libraries (both in the library and from home using their valid library card).

Our desire is to provide many excellent resources for patrons to more easily and successfully pursue their family history. We will therefore continue to add more record collections through FamilySearch Indexing and other agreements with record providers.

Should you have questions, please contact FamilySearch support at 1-866-406-1830.

Family History Center Support
support@familysearch.org

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I'll let you know when I learn of any more announcements.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!
Tags: familysearch, footnote, genealogy, godfrey, heritage quest, kindredkonnections, worldvitalrecords
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