10146Re: Family History Library (Salt Lake City)
- Feb 8, 2007Don't take too much advantage of the Family History Library.
You will eventually get caught for scanning a whole book and copying
it onto CD. It isn't allowed.
Taking a laptop into the library wasn't allowed at one time also,
unless you were a genealogist and made a living from it. It used to
bags in the locker, take the key, no pens and only pencils.
CDs are a no go. Some things were stolen from the library.
If you tried that over here, you would be asked to leave the library.
Try not to take advantage of them.
All I do is sit at my computer and get information from them. The
only thing needed is having the database on the computer and keeping
a tab open for familysearch.org and perhaps ancestry.com (full access
to all databases)
Don't take offence but do follow the rules.
WARNING: Never take advantage of the Family History Library because
you will only make things harder for other people.............
--- In email@example.com, "Tom Knox"
> Suzanne -
> I agree - definitely a great place to go -
> I've been there three times so far. (from Milwaukee,WI)
> And DEFINITELY be organized before you go!
> You don't HAVE to, because you can use the card catalogs and
> computer indexes *at* the FHL, but your time in Salt Lake City
> would be much better spent actually looking at films & books.
> And any spare time in the FHL can be used for browsing and
> "intuitive lookups" (some book that you see on the shelf that
> looks like it MIGHT be useful or at least interesting.)
> Good idea to take a laptop if you have one -
> there are datadrops and plug-ins all over the place.
> My "regular load" was a (large) briefcase and my laptop case.
> (Caution: lots of paper copies can get HEAVY!)
> A note regarding copying -
> besides copiers ($), the FHL also has scanners (free!) that can
> scan from microfilm/fiche or books/paper into computer files!
> I scanned an entire (small) book this way and put it on CD
> (I bought the blank CD at the library, but I'm sure that
> you could take some blank ones along.)
> WARNING: you will probably have to sign up for a time slot
> on a scanner (a limited number of scanners), or take a chance
> on somebody not using all or part of their scheduled time slot.
> (I got lucky - just as I was going to sign up, a lady walked up
> and said that she wasn't going to use her time slot!)
> I'm not sure about hotel rates, but I have seen ads in
> the genealogy magazines about "genealogy packages" -
> you could check into those.
> - Tom Knox IBSSG
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Clark & Rita
> Pederson" <pedj@> wrote:
> > Suzanne:
> > The family history center is a wonderful place. But before you go
> get very organized! Using the computer go to there site (Family
> Search.org) and find all the records that might apply to you.
> > ...
> > Rita
> > _____
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> > Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 6:43 PMin
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> > Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Family History Library
> > Has anyone gone to or visited the actual Family History Library
> Salt Lake City? I've been to one of our local Family History
> Centers ...
> > Thanks, Suzanne
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