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15527RE: [FHCNET] Godfrey Memorial Library and FamilySearch Centers Announce Partnership

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  • Roma Hardy
    May 14, 2007
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      Sounds wonderful! When I click onto the Godfrey webside below it states
      "page not found".tried it last night & earlier this morning, & again now.
      I went to Godfrey website apart from below & no mention found of said

      I too would like to know if we're talking about if access will be through
      our FamilySearch.org website possibly through family history centers.or what
      & how?? We await hearing more on this exciting news.

      Roma Hardy

      Of Spanish Fork, UT

      BYU FHL Service Missionary


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      Subject: [FHCNET] Godfrey Memorial Library and FamilySearch Centers Announce

      May 13, 2007
      Godfrey Memorial Library and FamilySearch Centers Announce Partnership
      The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut has long been a
      valuable resource for genealogists. This private library houses thousands of
      genealogy books and also has an extensive collection of hand-written
      material, much of which is not available elsewhere. In addition, the Godfrey
      Library produces the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, or AGBI, is
      the equivalent of more than 200 printed volumes. This database contains
      millions of records of people whose names have appeared in printed
      genealogical records and family histories.
      The Godfrey Library has been digitizing much of the information and is now
      accelerating that effort. Even better, visitors to LDS FamilySearch Centers
      around the world will now have free access to the digitized material
      Godfrey Memorial Library Director Richard Black has now announced a
      partnership agreement between Godfrey Memorial Library and FamilySearch, the
      genealogy division of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The
      Godfrey Library's online materials will now become available at 4500
      FamilySearch facilities around the world.
      Here is the text of that announcement, as posted on the Godfrey Memorial
      Library's web site at http://www.godfrey
      <http://www.godfrey.org/announce.html:> org/announce.html:
      Director Richard Black is pleased to announce a partnership agreement
      between Godfrey Memorial Library and FamilySearch
      "We are excited to include Godfrey Memorial Library to our list of premium
      databases or services offered throughout FamilySearch centers worldwide.
      They provide some premier resources that will certainly be of great value to
      FamilySearch center patrons," said Paul Nauta, manager of public affairs for
      FamilySearch. "In return Godfrey Memorial Library will significantly broaden
      its reach and awareness by being introduced to scores of researchers through
      4500 FamilySearch facilities in over 70 countries," Nauta added.
      Many new genealogical websites and services are coming online everyday,
      making more and more records available. FamilySearch is teaming up with
      these online service providers like Godfrey Memorial Library to introduce
      patrons to these exciting services and provide even greater online access to
      the world's genealogical records. These premium services are available for
      free in family history centers, the Family History Library and FamilySearch
      operated centers.
      FamilySearch is committed to providing as much genealogical data as possible
      to its patrons quickly and economically. The accomplishment of this
      initiative will come in part from its own programs, and others will come
      from affiliations with service providers like Godfrey Memorial Library. This
      will allow maximum and efficient use of industry resources.
      Godfrey Memorial Library can greatly increase awareness of its services
      through the FamilySearch public distribution channels. FamilySearch workers
      will innately help patrons use/become familiar with Godfrey's online
      services. Some limited promotion by Godfrey will be allowed to properly
      introduce patrons to its full range of services.
      Patrons to FamilySearch facilities get access to Godfrey's databases-an
      otherwise fee-based online service. The FamilySearch resources are
      frequented by mostly enthusiasts and professional researchers; many of which
      may elect to subscribe personally to the services for home or remote access.

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