“New Family History Tools Announced,” Ensign, July 2000, 79
To further aid Latter-day Saints in their family history and temple work, the Church has released a new version of FamilySearch™ TempleReady on CD-ROM for Family History Center use. Also available are two new family history tools for home use: the Family History Library Catalog on CD-ROM (item no. 50081, $5.00 U.S.); and the Internet Index of the Pedigree Resource File on the Church’s FamilySearch Web site.
FamilySearch TempleReady for Windows simplifies the clearance of names for temple ordinances, identifies individuals in a Personal Ancestral File database or GEDCOM file that still need temple ordinances completed, and allows users to transfer information from the Church’s Ordinance Index on FamilySearch to their own database of family records.
The new CD-ROM version of the Family History Library Catalog will allow people to use the catalog on their home computers. Previously available only at Family History Centers, the Family History Library Catalog describes the collection of family history materials in the Family History Library: more than 2.5 million microforms (microfilm and microfiche) and 300,000 books. The microforms can be ordered from the Family History Library and sent to Family History Centers for use by patrons.
The Internet Index of the Pedigree Resource File is available at no charge at www.familysearch.org. Users can search this index for the names of their ancestors. If names are found, the index will tell users on which of the first seven Pedigree Resource File CDs their ancestors’ information is located. The index will be updated as new CDs are released.
The Internet Index of the Pedigree Resource File makes it easy for users to access the information on the Pedigree Resource File, which is growing at the rate of 1.1 million names a month as the result of family history information from contributors sent via the Web site.
For more information, contact your local Family History Center or distribution center.