Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mocavo and FindMyPast

From James Tanner's excellent blog post of Wednesday March 23, 2016 on I learned that the merging of and FindMyPast will soon be completed.

FindMyPast has really grown and expanded. It started in the United Kingdom as a company focused on British genealogy and was part of Bright Solid which merged with D. C. Thompson & Co., Ltd. Now it has added numerous databases and I believethat now it actually has more United States records than British records. FindMyPast was a major partner in the Community Project of the indexing of the 1940 U.S. Census. Because of collaboration between FamilySearch  and FindMyPast, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can have free subscriptions to FindMyPast.

There are employees working in Utah. One of them is my grandnephew Jeremy. Preparing Mocavo for the merge is Jeremy's project. Kudos to Jeremy!

The Find My Past area in the Expo Hall at RootsTech 2016 focused on its large collection of marriage records. We were given formal invitations and small organza bags of Jordan almonds as a promotion.

We are very very blessed to have so many convenient online resources for genealogy research.

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