FamilySearch Release Available
May 1996

“FamilySearch Release Available,” Ensign, May 1996, 112

FamilySearch Release Available

FamilySearch® 2.23, a new release of the Church’s FamilySearch software, is now available. The 2.23 release features the computerized version of the Scottish Old Parochial Records and also includes updates to the Family History Library Catalog™ and U.S. Social Security Death Index, which had been released last year on compact discs.

The Scottish Church Records consist of an index of nearly 10 million names, which were originally listed in parish registers and similar records of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). The index also includes records from a few other denominations.

Entries date from the 1500s through 1854, with a few later entries. Information available from the index includes given names; surnames; parents and/or spouse; gender; birth, christening, or marriage date and place; and source information. (The records do not include death and burial records or some Nonconformist church records.)

FamilySearch 2.23 has been released to more than 2,500 family history centers throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, interested members can request the document Scottish Church Records from the Salt Lake Distribution Center (item no. 34951).