TX problems, sorry if you receive this twice.
Question was asked so reply is being sent to the Lists for all those who
are not familiar with this organization and products
The LDS is the Church of the Latter Day Saints . Head office/church in
Salt Lake City UT, USA
( I am not a church member just a user of the FHC center and their
My pitch for the FHC and their products.
YOU CAN NOT DO WITH OUT THEM
If you can afford a beer or a coffee at Starbucks, Tim Hortons or
whatever it is called in your country you can afford the FHC products.
You will never get a better deal and a great source of information than
what is included with any of their Genealogy Disk Sets as describe at
the following URLs.
Bruce asked if what I gave him can be searched on line, the BIVRI2 data
is not available on-line at the Familysearch.org
Some FHC's (usually the larger ones) have PC's in-house and some have
all the disk sets loaded into their PC's. Some may not due to size,
available funds. Each church has to have the cash to setup and man
these FHC centers, they are all manned by volunteer church members or
users like many of our List members do. Also the cost is
considerable. Our branch has a section of the local LDS church set
aside for the FHC, four rooms plus an another small FHC at one of the
LDS churchs across town.
We have about 10 PC/printers, 4 hi mag readers, 8 normal readers, fiche
readers, library, photo copiers, film copiers and always a staff of
three or four. A complete set of Index BMD for Ireland/Scotland/England
and Canada plus others that reflect the local makeup of the church and
area. A lot of money tied up.
Many FHC centers have access to Ancestry.com
and other Gen type web
sites, saves you joining these on-line gen organizations
So if you wish to see the BIVRI2 or other data visit your local FHC.
The other work around is to purchase the Disk Sets from their Website.
95% of the countries we come from have distribution centers, UK, OZ,
NZ, CDN, USA and others they are listed somewhere on the LDS website.
I visit the FHC weekly (none golf season) and I also have most of their
disk sets at home, just in case I ever need them.
They are so inexpensive I can not pass up the deals.
So my two bits worth of Patty Day chatter. I hope someone finds this
Back from the YMCA, now heading out and have a Green Patty Day Beer,
maybe the better half will join me for lunch.
The Pubs will be rolling downtown tonight.
Have a great day
Salt Lake Distribution Center
1999 W 1700 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Web site of the LDS/FHC
FHC = Family History Center , part of the LDS
LDS Products for Purchase: (I use TinyURL in place of Long URLs)
Free Downloads (Great Free Gen prgm PAF 5)
Genealogy Products at their shop/on line
British Isles Vital Records Index 2nd Edition (BIVRI2) URL#1 is
product URL#2 is record count
Review all their products and follow the links each will open a more
in-depth description and what data is included..
Bruce wrote: <SNIP>
.... If you get a chance perhaps
you could explain the meaning of "the :FHC/LDS BIVRI2 data." and how one
conducts such a search as there are a number of other relatives that I
would like to search for.