Sunday, July 10, 2011

New at the Reno Family History Center

New at the Reno Family History Center

Editor: The following abridged information was extracted from instructions published by FamilySearch, March 2011. The complete instructional guide is available at the RFHC. Once an “account” (registration) has been established, a patron may use this service to order film from a home computer. It is suggested that patrons contact the RFHC for details and assistance.

“Online Film Ordering for Patrons”
< https://film.familysearch.org >.

FamilySearch has established an online ordering process for microfilm and microfiche.
Using the online Family History Library catalog to locate research material has long been a very useful process. Now, actually ordering the material can be accomplished from a home computer. Having a FamilySearch account can also be of value for certain types of online records research.

Newspaper Archives - Ever Changing and Improving.

Newspaper Archives - Ever Changing and Improving.

NSGS Member Sandy recently obtained a number of newspaper articles regarding an ancestor who had lived in the Dallas, Texas area from 1873 to 1938. She had seen reference to the articles on the Internet, but they were not readily available. She contacted the Genealogy Section and the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library. While they said that they could, for a fee, research the information that she wanted, they offered and alternative that proved to be very valuable.

They suggested that she access the Dallas Morning News’ web site:
< http://dallasnews.com >. The web site is automated, fee-based, and includes newspapers from 1885 to 1977. However, you can search for the articles at no charge ! If you find what you are looking for, you are charged about $10.00 for use of the archives for the entire day. At that point, you can download or print what you want.

This type of automated web site should prove to be popular for genealogy researchers and of little hassle (and probably profitable) to organizations and companies who hold digitized archive material.