Folks, I forwarded this because I have many of those LDS Pamphlets and
they are invaluable. I think this CD would be a real asset to any
genealogist's library of CDs. At first I was thinking mainly of the
Sweden list, then later I thought how helpful it would be with tracking
Re: Anybody have a handbook on genealogy?
Mon, 18 May 1998 10:30:17 -0700
"Susan Pettit" <tedebare(a)whidbey.net>
LDS has this info on-line (anybody have a URL for where?) Also, they
new CD for Sale that covers all their HELP brochures. Eastman Genealogy
Letter, latest gives the info about it.
Family History SourceGuide CD-ROM
The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) has just released a new CD-ROM
disk: The Family History SourceGuide for Windows. Unlike previous
genealogy disks created by the LDS church, this one is for sale to
the general public. The Family History SourceGuide CD-ROM disk is
a compilation of many different booklets and brochures already
available in print from the Family History Department. I believe
it also includes some new material not available previously.
I suspect that most genealogists who have used the local Family
History Centers have already seen some of the "how to" brochures
printed by the church. Each outline describes records of
genealogical value, where they are located, and how they can be
used. Many of the guides include maps. Those for non-English-
speaking countries usually have translation guides for words
commonly found in genealogy research.
For instance, the brochure that covers the State of Maine tells
where to find census records, cemetery records, probate records,
court records, church records, vital records and much, much more.
It also lists all the major repositories of genealogy information.
Most of the other guides are similar.
The SourceGuide CD-ROM disk contains family history sources from
the following areas:
Germany United States
Sources on the Family History SourceGuide include:
* Research outlines that describe types of records in countries,
states and provinces around the world.
* Guides for doing family history research.
* Resource guides describing the contents and use of
FamilySearch files and other information sources.
* Historical maps of selected areas.
* Letter writing guides for some non-English-speaking countries.
* Word lists of English translations of foreign language words.
* Forms and census worksheets.
* Addresses of major Family History Centers in the United
States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles and
In addition to searching by location, you can search by some
specific topics, including Huguenot Research, LDS Records,
Mayflower Research prior 1700, Quaker Research, Tracing Your
Immigrant Ancestry - Country of Origin and Arrival. Here is a cut-
and-paste from the Family History SourceGuide that illustrates the
kind of information available. This particular reference describes
old newspapers from the State of Maine available to the
CaGenWeb County Coordinator--Fresno & Kings Counties
JonJan Felines--American Shorthairs & American Wirehairs