The table below shows the most recently released or updated FamilySearch Record Search collections, with the most recent at the top. You can click on a collection name to jump right to the collection in Record Search.
This is my 2nd Record Search widget. This widget fulfills two needs unmet by the current Record Search website:
- Unlike Ancestry.com, Record Search doesn't have a list showing recent releases.
- Unlike the rest of the Internet, Record Search doesn't allow arbitrary selection of text and copy to the clipboard. So like my Collection News widget, my own need to do so drove the development of this Latest Collections widget.
It's OK that I've built widgets that do things beyond FamilySearch's own web clients. That's the point of creating a platform of APIs. Like Yahoo, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft with their cloud platforms, FamilySearch is giving the genealogical community a set of powerful cloud APIs that third-party developers can use to build increasingly powerful applications.
This is cutting edge stuff. It won't be too long before you see increasingly powerful desktop and web-based genealogical applications. Hats off to Gordon Clarke and all the others at FamilySearch making this stuff happen.