Tuesday, 22 October 2013

TNA Podcast: BYU Immigrant Ancestors Project

This talk from early September was given at TNA by Jill Crandell, director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. She explains the objective and processes that have led to the creation of a database containing over 480,000 entries relevant to immigrants that should help identify their origin.  The records are often those that are more of a challenge to interpret than those typically the subject of mass indexing projects; many have been from The National Archives.
At the end of the presentation is mention of some of the other projects conducted by the  BYU Centre for Family History and Genealogy and the free resources that have resulted.

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