Re: [S-R] Major Mormon FHL Website Update, Aug. 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:http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp
> 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
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