Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Indexing 1940 Census: Please Help


The 1940 census will be released April 2nd in the form of an image database by the National Archives. FamilySearch needs YOUR help in indexing these valuable records! 

This is how you can help: 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Get Ready to Index the 1940 Census

This link takes you to a very good article by Family Tree Magazine about everything you need to know to index and get the most out of the 1940 census. Remember it'll be released at 9:30am Monday, April 2.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Temple Policy Change Announced

The policy governing when and from whom you need to get permission to do ordinances has changed. You must now get permission to do ordinances for individuals born in the last 110 years (up from 95 years).
You may do ordinances for your own deceased spouse, child, parent, or sibling, but you should consider the wishes of other close living relatives, especially a living spouse. If you are not a spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the deceased, you are to obtain permission from the closest living relative before doing the ordinances. The closest living relatives are, in this order: an undivorced spouse (the spouse to whom the individual was married when he or she died), an adult child, a parent, or a brother or sister. Verbal approval is acceptable. Family members should work together to determine when the ordinances will be done and who will do them.
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