Family History Related Links

  • Mormons Add Records from Seven Countries to ‘Family Search’

    Posted: 22 February 2012

    This week FamilySearch added 12 million new online records to its vast store of historic genealogical records. The 6.5 million indexed names and 5.6 million brows-able images come from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S.  Full Story

  • “Who Was My Great Grandfather?”

    Posted: 30 January 2012

    Even as a youth Joseph Schwenke wanted to know about his ancestors. He heard that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the largest genealogical library in the world and that if he really wanted to find out about his ancestors, he should contact them. Near his home in New Zealand there was a Family History Centre of the Church, which he visited in 1973.  Full Story

  • Latter-day Saint Recognized for Aboriginal Family History Work

    Posted: 28 December 2011

    The Spirit of Elijah is strong in Aboriginal people, according to Neva Wilson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Neva received two prestigious awards in 2011 for her work in making family history information in the South Australian Museum (SAM) collections accessible to Aboriginal people.  Full Story

  • Family Search Digitization Project on Tassie Nightly News

    Posted: 14 October 2011

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints calls missionaries to film archival records all over the world. Two of them were recently spotlighted on "7:30", the ABC News current affairs program in Tasmania.  Full Story

  • Young Genealogist Researches Her Family Tree

    Posted: 16 August 2011

    Hannah Sims, age 12, spends a lot of her free time at the Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral research is a hobby she is learning from her grandmother, Ruth Pryor, who has been a genealogist for forty years.  Full Story