Sunday, January 29, 2012

Church Record Sunday: Church History Library

The Church History Library for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses the archives and historical library for the Church. This resource now has their catalog online (beta). To find it you can use this link or go to the Church's website at and then choose, Menu>The Church>History.

From the Church History Library page you can search the catalog as well as search the index for the Journal History. This new website also has Research Guides and Digital Collections.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Church Record Sunday: Film, The Shakers

A GenealogyWise member shared with me a movie done in the early 1970s that featured one of her Shaker ancestors. This documentary includes interviews with some of the last Shakers, all women,  and is an interesting look at their lives and their dying way of life.

While The Shakers is not a church record per se it is a great piece of history that can benefit anyone with Shaker ancestors. Aside from the interviews and facts given, the women also sing some traditional Shaker hymns.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Church Record Sunday: Church Records Toolbox

Church Records Toolbox is a list of links to various denominations on the Family Tree Magazine website. Here you will find the name of the denomination/resource, their  mailing address, phone number and a link to their website.

If you scroll to the end of the list, a link for a printer friendly version is available. You could print the list and keep it in your research binder for future reference or add it to a  virtual research binder in Evernote or other cloud computing application.