Friday, June 29, 2012

Early Bird Special

"Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest"

Don't Miss Out 

2012 Early  Bird  Registration 

Ends July 1st

Save up to $50 on registration!
The Federation of Genealogical Societies invites you to the FGS 2012 Conference for the Nation's Genealogists. A number of FamilySearch activities associated with this conference in Birmingham, Alabama will enhance the experience for all FamilySearch fans who choose to attend. If you register by Sunday, July 1st you'll save up to $50 on the registration fees. Click here to register - don't delay! Remember, the early bird gets the worm, and saves money too!

Monday, June 18, 2012


The FHC is closed Tuesday, June 19 from 1 - 4 pm but we will be here in the morning 10 - 1 pm. Due to a family emergency, the FHC will be closed on Thursdays until July 12.  PLEASE check the facebook page before you come; it have any last minute changes to schedule. Link on the right side under websites.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


On our FamilySearch blog we have been providing our readers with a lot of information about a website called which is owned and operated by AppTime, LLC. We like what they have to offer to the public and feel that they have a bright future in the field of genealogy and family history research. BillionGraves aims to provide an expansive family history database for records and images from cemeteries located around the world by engaging volunteers using BillionGraves mobile applications. Digitized images of each gravestone will be tagged with GPS coordinates to make finding an ancestor’s graves a very simple matter of using a mobile cell phone. Their database is growing every day as volunteers gather images of headstones from around the world. Their goal is to collect images and GPS coordinates of one billion graves, which we feel is a very realistic goal.

With that in mind, effective immediately, FamilySearch would like to announce that we will be adding to FamilySearch the growing indexes of Billion Graves’ database.  Find out more.


Summer is here and that means vacation time.  Some of our consultants are visiting with family this month so the center schedule is below:

June 12 - Open from 10 am - 1pm; closed 1 - 4 pm
June 14 - Closed
June 19 - Open from 10 am - 1pm; closed 1- 4 pm
July   4 - Closed
July   5 - Closed
July 17 - Closed from 10 am 1pm; Open 1 - 4 pm


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. 
Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states—Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, and New Hampshire—are now indexed and searchable by name, location, and family relations. And thanks to the efforts of more than 100,000 volunteers, more states will be added in the coming weeks. Follow the day-to-day indexing status at dashboard and search completed states at
Recently Completed Projects
Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future. 
  •  U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Nevada—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part B]
  • U.S., Wyoming—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Alaska—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arizona—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Florida—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—County Marriages 1837–1977 [Part C]
  • U.S., Idaho—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Vermont—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Montana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Veterans Pension Cards, 1907–1933 [Part A]
  • U.S., Mississippi—1940 Federal Census
  • Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]


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