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    For full text go to See http://www.lds.org/media/article/0,5422,132-1928,FF.html I am including here my column for this week as its very exciting in many
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      I am including here my column for this week as its very exciting in
      many areas.
      FOLLOW THROUGH TO THE ABOVE LINK FOR FULL DETAILS and THE KEYNOTE
      ADDRESS.
      FAMILY TREE COLUMN 85– JANET REAKES

      If you have European ancestors then this may interest you. The Church
      of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released yet another great
      CD-ROM in a series of `Vital Record Indexes’ as per it’s announcement
      this week:
      ”Twelve and a half million vital records from Western Europe are now
      available on CD-ROM from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
      Saints.
      The Vital Records Index for Western Europe includes information
      extracted
      from birth, christening and marriage records from the Alpine, Benelux,
      French, German, Italian, and Spanish regions.”
      You will need to wait about a month until it’s available through their
      Carlingford Office (PO Box 2723, Carlingford, NSW 2118).. The cost
      will be $48 inc post.

      Speaking to the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical
      Societies in Salt Lake City, Elder Richard E. Turley Jr., managing
      director of the Family and Church History Department, announced a
      number of innovations in the tools and services offered by the Church:
      Vital Records Indexes as mentioned above for Western Europe, as well
      as Mexico and Scandinavia, the 1880 United States Census, Personal
      Ancestral File in additional languages, and
      a face lift for the FamilySearch Internet web site.
      I loved his comment as quoted here: In looking forward to the future
      of genealogical research and new technology, Turley said, "Buckle your
      seatbelts, and hang on tight."
      Other important things he announced include:
      The Vital Records Indexes for Western Europe, Mexico and Scandinavia
      include birth, christening and marriage records. The index for Western
      Europe is being released today and includes 12.5 million records.
      • The 1880 United States Census is a complete extraction and digital
      publication of the census. It has been in production for many years
      and represents the work of thousands of volunteers.
      • Personal Ancestral File (PAF) 4.0 is currently available on disk in
      English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese or as a free download
      from The new 5.0 version of PAF will be available in Japanese,
      Chinese, Korean, and Swedish. PAF 5 also allows users to type
      information from essentially any language including Russian, Arabic,
      Hebrew and Korean.
      • FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service 2.0 represents a new look
      and new capabilities for the website. The interface has been updated
      to allow for future growth to better accommodate translation into
      other languages, and to make features more visible to users.
      That’s so exciting. Genealogy is just getting stronger and
      stronger!!!!!!
      Janet Reakes, Professional Genealogy Consultant, Author and Adoption
      Specialist, PO Box 937, Hervey Bay. Tel/fax 41 28 4458. email:
      jreakes@... URL:
      http://www.familytreeresearch.net











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