The genealogy database FindMyPast is now available on computers in the club rooms. Our subscription started today and will run 3 months, until the beginning of April. Their specialty is the British Isles (UK & Ireland) but they also have data for the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For more info you may search their record sets for free.
As a reminder, our other subscription databases at the club rooms are:
- Ancestry.com: a worldwide resource; see their Card Catalog for details.
- Fold3: U.S. military records from the Revolution to Iraq & Afghanistan;
- Newspapers.com: Primarily US newspapers but some from other countries;
- GenealogyBank: Greater breadth & depth of US newspapers than Newspapers.com.
Details: The FindMyPast link on the Windows PCs is in the top center group along with Ancestry and FamilySearch. Our GenealogyBank subscription lapsed but has now been renewed; sorry for the inconvenience. It’s still only on PC #5 because it enforces a login restriction. The other databases are available on all computers (except that I forgot to put a link to FindMyPast on the Mac; I’ll do that ASAP).
On Tuesday, Pam Ingermanson will be telling us more about FamilySearch, the free worldwide family history collection that’s giving Ancestry a run for its money.