Friday, August 08, 2008

FamilySearch Record Search Pilot Update

FamilySearch has recently updated their Pilot Record Search interface making it sleeker and easier to navigate. The many volunteers continue to assist with the indexing which are making access to these records easier than combing through stacks of old microfilms, fiche and books.

As can been seen from the picture to the left, the site can now be navigated by clicking on a specific geographical region. Once you have selected your area of research, you will be provided with a list of all of the records that are currently available for searching. Please note that some of the images that are available are currently being indexed which means that the index is not complete. This issue does not inhibit you from viewing the images but it can make searching a little more laborius if you decided to search image by image.

I love the new layout and am constantly amazed at how fast the indexing of the various microfilms, fiche and other documents is occuring. We are truly blessed to be able to access these in the comfort of our own home. If you would like to take a look at the new layout click FamilySearch Pilot Record Search. Have fun searching.

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