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Researchers focus on FamilySearch developments
9th June 2017

The June meeting of the AGRA S.E. Network Group heard the latest news from Julia Henderson

The recent meeting of the South East Network Group was held at Di and Geoff Swinfield’s house in Mottingham on 9 June 2017.

Julia Henderson gave us a very useful talk on FamilySearch, expanding on her presentation to the recent AGM and demonstrating some aspects of the catalogue and search facilities, the wiki and the related English maps site. It is becoming increasingly apparent that FamilySearch are digitising their holdings of films very rapidly but many datasets are available to view only at LDS Family History Centres. Others are browsable only and not yet indexed. The imminent transfer of the London film collection to the Society of Genealogists will therefore provide a helpful continuation of this valuable resource.

The next two meetings will be on:

  • Friday 15 September 2017, to be hosted by Julia Henderson
  • Friday 8 December 2017 to be hosted by Debra Carter at Ancestry’s London office.

Contact Di Swinfield at diana@gsgs.co.uk for more information.

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