Just a heads-up that you can now search the Family History Library (FHL) Catalog from within the Live Roots online genealogy resource directory.
Go to Live Roots’ search page
and scroll down to the list of partner sites. Type your search into the FHL box and select the type of search. The place and keyword searches are my favorites—the place search finds all kinds of records associated with the place you enter; a keyword search finds resources with you search term in any part of the catalog listing.
Then click the Search FHL Catalog button.
In the search results, click a record title for more details. You’ll see the listing from the FHL online catalog, except that the right side of the page has tips for accessing the record (including visiting a Family History Center
In these instructions, you can click Help (at the bottom) for an in-depth explanation of FHL catalog listings.
Other Live Roots partner sites include the subscription sites Ancestry.com
, Genealogy Bank
, World Vital Records
(you need a subscription to those sites to view results from their premium databases), eBay
Note that for some of these partner sites, particularly the genealogy database services, you may get better results by going to the site and using its search form. The addtional search fields for life dates, place, nationality, etc., will help you target your search.
For more information on Live Roots, see our previous blog posts