Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Upcoming FamilySearch Historical Records

I’ve stumbled upon a way to see what new record collections FamilySearch might soon publish. In the FamilySearch wiki, search for [scheduled to become available] (without the brackets). Then look for titles containing “(FamilySearch Historical Records)” and check the article to see if it contains a header like this:

"Scheduled to become available" message in FamilySearch wiki

At the time I wrote this, I found, among others:

Some of these may already be available, but the wiki was not updated. As this is an unofficial way of discovering these collections, I imagine there is no guarantee of when, or even if, FamilySearch will get the collection published.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check it out.

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  2. This absolutely great. It shortens the way of searching documents.
    Nevertheless a completion.
    When I fill in “(FamilySearch Historical Records)” I got : "Results 1 - 20 of 13,836 for FamilySearch Historical Records" which is overkilling.
    I am interested in The Netherlands so I put in search "FamilySearch Historical Records Netherlands" which results in the next : "Results 1 - 20 of 208 for FamilySearch Historical Records Netherlands" which is much more suitable.
    Thanks for the tip.

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