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Cutting to the Chase in the Catalog

This PowerPoint created and shared by Jan shows you how to access Pike County, Illinois marriage record images through thr FamilySearch Catalog. You can access the entire .ppt file here. You can also click on the photo below.

No Microfilm Wait for Kentucky Marriages

Until recently, you had to order microfilm to see images of historical records that are not online but available on microfilm. Many of these collections are becoming available online through the FamilySearch Catalog. If you have ancestors from Kentucky, you will be pleased to know that you can get to the actual record images for Kentucky, County Marriages, 1791-1954 through the FamilySearch Catalog. You can locate this particular collection from FamilySearch.org by clicking on "Search" then "Records" and selecting the Kentucky from the map and scrolling through the list of Kentucky historical record collections. You need to keep in mind that not every collection has been indexed completely

New Obituary Collections Coming to FamilySearch.org

As I was searching the new and improved FamilySearch Wiki (a powerful research tool) this evening, I discovered something exciting that I know our Genealogy Just Ask members will go wild about. FamilySearch Historical Collections on FamilySearch.org will soon include indexed obituaries for Newspapers.com along with other newspaper subscription sites: Newspapers.com Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records) - "This collection consists of an index to obituaries and death notices from Newspapers.com. Index records will be published as they become available. The first newspapers indexed are the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the Pennsylvania Reading Times, the San Bernardino Daily Sun and the Scranton

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