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New connects genealogy enthusiasts, educators, and historians to the world’s libraries

OCLC: “For genealogy enthusiasts, educators, and historians, the new offers an improved experience to uncover family lineages and investigate historical events. By exploring the billions of library resources from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide represented on, users can find an unparalleled pool of genealogical information…As more and more hobbyists and professionals alike seek to learn about the stories that precede and interweave with their own, has a breadth and depth of information that can’t be found anywhere else online. Through, people can identify a variety of source materials in libraries around the world, including:

  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Family Bibles, church histories, and records
  • Cemetery and burial records
  • Military records
  • Town histories and probate records
  • General genealogical resources, such as directories, handbooks, and magazines
  • Slavery and antislavery materials, including slave records
  • Indexes of births, marriages, deaths, wills, and obituaries
  • Microfilmed genealogy and local history collections

FamilySearch has been working with OCLC to not only expand access to FamilySearch’s vast catalog of genealogically rich records from all over the globe, but to introduce FamilySearch patrons to’s vast offerings online…”

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