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Godfrey Memorial Library Partners With

Partnership to bring increased access to genealogical records and services

Provo, UT, May 29, 2007 — Godfrey Memorial Library recently formed a partnership with to provide individuals throughout the world with greater access to millions of records and genealogical collections.

“This is a great opportunity for Godfrey to collaborate with, one of the fast-growing genealogy and family history Internet-based companies. Godfrey has a long-standing tradition of research services and we are happy to add to our list of resources,” said Richard Black, Director, Godfrey Memorial Library.

As part of the agreement, individuals who purchase a subscription to Godfrey Memorial Library (or who are current members) can upgrade their membership to include a subscription for an additional $45.

A subscription to Godfrey Memorial Library includes a variety of genealogical material, reference books and indexes, including the 19th Century Newspaper Collection, London Times Archives 1795-1995, American National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online, Reference USA, OCLC Worldcat, Marquis Who’s Who, and the Columbia World Gazetteer. The other part of the agreement allows to scan and index books, articles, and church records from the Godfrey Memorial Library. The indexes will be housed on both sites.

“We have been in contact with Richard, the Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library from the beginning of and we have been interested in the Godfrey collection. Since our visit to the library last September, we knew we would eventually work together with Godfrey to scan their content and make it accessible online,” said Yvette Arts, Director, Content Acquisition. subscribers benefit from this partnership by having the option to upgrade to the Godfrey Library Scholar Online Portal for only $30 (a $35 value).“The Godfrey Memorial Library is an icon in the field of genealogy and family history. Both of us benefit by this partnership because Godfrey provides us with immediate access to top reference materials, and in turn, Godfrey benefits from’s daily additions to its ever growing collection,” said Paul Allen, CEO of

Source: Press Release at WorldVitalRecords – Your Online Research Guide

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Popular web sites available for free through local Family History Centers

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch has announced the addition of more popular online genealogy services available for free through worldwide family history centers. The expanded services are in keeping with FamilySearch’s goal to provide increased access to records that will assist individuals in family history pursuits. New resources include:

Footnote (

Footnote is a subscription-based website that features searchable, original documents that provide users a view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. The site will have over 25 million digital images by the end of 2007. Footnote is currently working with FamilySearch to index the American Revolutionary War Pension files. Additional projects with FamilySearch are under development. Individuals with Footnote subscriptions will be able to sign in with the same Footnote username and password they use at home in order to save, annotate, and upload content.

Godfrey Memorial Library (

Godfrey Memorial Library has an extensive collection of essential resources to assist genealogical and historical research. Resources include newspapers, city and business directories, vital records, printed census records, state, county, and local histories, as well as numerous family histories, family bible records, and service and pension records.

Heritage Quest/ProQuest (

Heritage Quest online includes the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790 to 1930 including names and indexes for many of the sets. Users will be able to find people and places located in over 20,000 published family and local histories and PERSI, an index of over 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles. Other online databases include Revolutionary War Pension, Bounty-Land Warrant Application files, and the Freedman Bank Records Access to this service will be limited to 1,400 family history centers in North America. Patrons should contact their local family history center to see if this service is available. Family history center directors should contact Family History Center Support with questions.

Kindred Konnections (

Kindred Konnections has over 230 million pedigree linked names with submitter information. The online pedigrees are not merged, but maintained by individual patrons. There are additional databases of birth, marriage, death, and census records that are automatically searched along with the pedigree linked data. Segments of pedigrees can be downloaded.

World Vital Records (

World Vital Records provides access to research helps and has a wide variety of international records, including more than 60 parish registers, Scottish death records, UK marriages, and Irish prisoner records. There are more than 300 newspapers with 100,000 pages added a month, and over 500 online databases, including vital, military, land, pension records, reference materials, family histories, maps, gazetteers, and international coops. With the recent Quintin Publications partnership, World Vital Records will soon have more than 10,000 databases online. At least one new database is added every business day. – Your Online Research Guide

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