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Genealogy Cloud

Computing
Tools for the 21st Century
Core Online Genealogy Resources
The Ones you will actually use and rely on!

Thomas Jay Kemp


Newtown, CT – 14 Oct 2009
It’s a Great Day for Genealogy!

1620-2009
Timeline
• 1620 – Pilgrims
• 1636 – First Public Library & Archives
• 1690 – First Newspaper
Timeline
• 1620 – Pilgrims
• 1636 – First Public Library & Archives
• 1690 – First Newspaper
• 7 May 1724 – 1st Genealogy published – newspaper - American
Weekly Mercury
• 1731 – Library Company of Philadelphia
• 1771 – First Genealogy Book Published
• 1776 – Revolutionary War
• 1789 - American State Papers
• 1791 – Mass Historical Society
Timeline
• 1825 – 1st Photograph
• 1830 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founded
• 1839 – Microfilm invented
• 1845 – NEHGS – begins
• 1876 – Centennial
• 1876 – Pres. U.S. Grant encourages writing local & family
histories
• 1894 – FHL begins
Timeline - 1912

Genealogy Study Rapidly Growing.


In Recent Years Americans Have Been
Making Great Study of the Family Tree.
16 Mar 1912 San Jose (CA) Mercury
Timeline
• 1920 – 2,000 genealogies published
• 1948 – NewsBank founded
• 1969 – Internet Invented

• 1972 – 50,000 genealogies have been published


• 1976 – Roots book published – TV Series

• 1981 – First laptop (Osborne)


• 1983 – Ancestry begins as publishing imprint
• April 1984 – PAF Launched

• 1990 – Family Origins (Roots Magic)


• 1992 – First GENTECH Conference
• 1995 – Google Launched
• 1997 – Legacy Software
• 1998 – Over 90,000 genealogies published
• 1998 – Iceland completes computerization of their “genealogical” records
• 24 Mar 1999 – FamilySearch.org launched
• 1999 – Blogs begin
Timeline
• 2003 – RootsMagic (see Family Origins)
• 28 Oct 2003 – Facebook begins

• Nov 2005 – newFamilySearch – Beta begins


• 19 Oct 2006 – GenealogyBank launched
• 28 Oct 2006 – WorldVitalRecords.com launched

• Jan 2007 – Footnote.com launched


• Nov 2007 – newFamilySearch – limited roll out

• 2008 – 150,000 genealogies published


• 2008 – Scribd.com
2009 and moving forward
• Where we were –
– Limited by time
– Limited by travel
– Limited by $$$
2009 and moving forward
• Where we were – • Where we are –
– Limited by time – Internet 24/7
– Limited by travel – Can work from
– Limited by $$$ home
– $$$ always an issue
2009 and moving forward
• Where we were – • Where we are –
– Limited by time – Internet 24/7
– Limited by travel
– Can work from
– Limited by $$$
home
– $$$ always an issue
• What we need –
– Documents
– Microfilm Sources
– Published Sources
– Way to Preserve & Pass
down our Family History
2009 and moving forward
• Where we were – • Where we are –
– Limited by time – Internet 24/7
– Limited by travel – Can work from home
– Limited by $$$ – $$$ always an issue

• What we need – • What we can access –


– Documents – Documents Online
– Microfilm Sources
– Microfilm Online
– Published Sources
– Books Online
– Way to Preserve & Pass
down our Family History – Online Data – Genealogy
Cloud Computing
The Tools
• Original Records • Typewriter
• Microfilm Records • Carbon Copies
• Published Sources • Photocopies
– Family Genealogies • Published
– Town Histories Genealogies

• Computers
• Thumb Drives
• Cloud computing
How do genenealogists
preserve their data?
• Keep family history on paper, in
folders – in file cabinets
How do genenealogists
preserve their data?
• Keep family history on paper, in
folders – in file cabinets
• Keep family history on computer
How do genenealogists
preserve their data?
• Keep family history on paper, in
folders – in file cabinets
• Keep family history on computer
• Mail children a backup disk every
year
How do genenealogists
preserve their data?
• Keep family history on paper, in
folders – in file cabinets
• Keep family history on computer
• Mail children a backup disk every
year
• Print out family tree and send copies
to the family
How do genenealogists
preserve their data?
• Keep family history on paper, in folders –
in file cabinets
• Keep family history on computer
• Upload data to an online site
• Mail children a backup disks
• Print out family tree and send copies to
the family
• Will publish “the book” as soon as they
get back from searching one more old
cemetery in Vermont.
Genealogy Cloud Computing
• Takes the Internet a step further
• Accessing data online
– Online Books
– Online Original Records
– Online Newspapers
– Online Government Reports
• Compiling & storing your data online,
24/7 for quick & permanent retrieval
Online Books
• Google Books http://books.google.com
http://books.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
GoogleBook Search
http://books.google.com
• More than 7 million books
– Over 100,000 genealogies & local histories
• Can search on every word
• Can download book and retain
searchability
• Permanent URL
• Can create your own “library” on Google
Books or your own computer
Online Books
• Google Books http://books.google.com
• Internet Archive www.Archive.org
www.archive.org
www.archive.org
www.archive.org
www.archive.org
Internet Archive
www.Archive.org
• More than 1 million books
– Over 50,000 genealogies & local histories
• Can search on every word
• Can download book and retain searchability
• Permanent URL
• Books from many libraries
• Can create your own “library” on your computer
• Can upload your “book” – permanent site
Online Books
• Google Books http://books.google.com
• Internet Archive www.Archive.org
• Family History Archives (BYU)
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
Family History Archives (BYU)
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php

• 50,000 genealogies & local histories – and


growing
• Can search on every word
• Can download page or complete book
• Permanent URL
• Books from many libraries, individuals
• Can upload your “book” – permanent site
Core Online Genealogy
Resources
• Online Books
• Online Documents/Microfilm
– Census
– Vital Records
– Parish Records
– Probate; Land – coming soon
• Online Newspapers
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
www.GenealogyBank.com
GenealogyBank
www.GenealogyBank.com
– Best source for old newspapers on the planet!
• Newspapers – 1690 to Today
• Over 3,800 newspapers – All 50 States
– Government Documents, Books & Reports
• US Serial Set
• American State Papers
• US Army Register; Navy Register; etc.
– Over 130 million obituaries & death records
Core Online Genealogy
Resources
• Online Books
• Online Documents/Microfilm
– Census
– Vital Records
– Parish Records
– Probate; Land – coming soon
• Online Newspapers
• Online Government Reports
• Online – Genealogy Cloud Computing
Genealogy Cloud Computing
• “New” FamilySearch
Online Documents & Film
• FamilySearch – Labs
– www.FamilySearchLabs.org
FamilySearch – Labs
www.FamilySearchLabs.org
– Census
• 1850
• 1860
• 1870
• 1880
• 1900
• 1910, 1920, 1930 – coming soon
• State Census: FL, MA, SD, WI
– Vital Records
• AZ, GA. ID, IL, LA, MI, PA, UT, WV, WA, WI
– International
• Census; Parish Registers; Vital Records
FamilySearch – Labs
www.FamilySearchLabs.org

– All NEW digital images


– All NEW indexes

– Wide selection of content


– Digitizing all microfilm; books
– Working with other libraries; etc.
“New” FamilySearch.org
“New” FamilySearch.org
“New” FamilySearch.org
Genealogy Cloud Computing
• “New” FamilySearch
– “Your” working copy genealogy online
– Your copy is linked to the same person sent in by others
– “Your” copy is on top when you login
– Linked to original records; photos
– Individual; Family; Family Tree
– Available 24/7
Tools for 21st Century Genealogy
Genealogy Cloud Computing

• Google Books
• Internet Archive
• Family History Archives
• GenealogyBank
– www.GenealogyBank.com/NGS
• “New” FamilySearch
Scribd.com
Scribd.com
Facebook.com
Family Photos, Clippings
Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird
Garcelon site
Site included scans of
original documents
Tools for 21st Century
Genealogy Cloud Computing

• Google Books • GenealogyBank


• “New”
• Internet Archive FamilySearch
• Family History • Scribd.com
Archives (BYU)
• Facebook.com
It’s a Great Day for Genealogy!
1620-2009