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Re: [S-R] Major Mormon FHL Website Update, Aug. 2003

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  • christopher gajda
    I m new to the group and don t know how to send this to everyone, so i m just seding to you in the hopes of you passing it on: i need help with the translation
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 8, 2003
      I'm new to the group and don't know how to send this
      to everyone, so i'm just seding to you in the hopes of
      you passing it on: i need help with the translation of
      the following -
      "totyi iz lyivaha boku dvoj toszuty Verusenuj noj
      molotcsuj gyivke a zs pravo ha boku chlopicz i gyivcsa
      to verusenaha szena gyite"
      thanks for any help
      --- Bill Tarkulich <bill@...> wrote:
      > Useful news for researchers:
      > As reported by avotaynu.com, the Mormon's have made
      > a major update to
      > their online FHL (Family History Library) Catalog.
      > Firstly, they have updated their online catalog so
      > that it is now
      > current. Previously the online catalog had been as
      > much as 18 months out
      > of date.
      > Secondly, they have added a "keyword search"
      > feature. In my early
      > experimentation, I have found this to be quite
      > useful. It allows the
      > searcher to locate words located anywhere in the
      > index, not just limited
      > to title, place name, surname or subject.
      > Many times the village name we seek is buried in the
      > film description
      > and is not findable using the FHL tools. For our
      > region, the Magyar
      > census in particular had been a big problem since it
      > was not indexed by
      > village. For this reason John Adam and myself had
      > created independent
      > census indices for finding villages.
      > Now, if you enter a village name (for example) into
      > a keyword search, it
      > appears to find all entries that reference this
      > village (or any term).
      > Using the village of "ZBOJ" as an example, not only
      > are the church
      > records listed, but all census references as well.
      > (In the past, it only
      > identified the church records.) You may still have
      > to scroll through
      > several film titles to find the specific one (census
      > records in
      > particular are reknown for having hundreds of films
      > beneath one title),
      > but you will now have some confidence that a
      > reference to the keyword of
      > interest is cited somewhere in the title holdings.
      > Of course, your mileage will vary, as not all
      > villages have census or
      > church records on file.
      > Anyways, it's a tool that can make your FHL search
      > much easier and
      > provide you with an opportunity to uncover other
      > documents you may have
      > missed earlier.
      > Good Luck & Enjoy!
      > Family History Library Catalog:
      > ______________
      > Bill Tarkulich
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > removed]

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