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Posts Tagged ‘Family History Center’

Family History Center Blog

Finally my FHC has started their own blog Toronto Family History Centre Information which is great since it not only has all the newsletters on it but it has a Resources tab which lists all the microfilms the Center has on permanent loan. Just scroll down to the List of All Resources and you can download the pdf file. There are currently over 10,000 different resources available at the Center covering a very wide variety of Countries.

The newsletters are also available for download by clicking on the Bulletin and Week Number you are interested in viewing.

One World; One Family Conference

The One World; One Family Conference will be held in Brampton on 21 August 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:15 am) at 10062 Bramalea Road, Brampton, ON.

If you haven’t registered yet and would like to attend please visit the Event Registration page. A box lunch will also be provided.

The workshop schedule for the event is posted here.

Look forward to seeing you there!

New Family History Online Film Ordering for Canada

From the weekly Family History Center Bulletin written by Helen Billing comes this info:

New Family History Online Film Ordering for Canada

The new Family History Online Film Ordering will be up and running today, Thursday, August 19th. All microfilm/fiche must be ordered online by patrons. As of today, no film orders will be taken at the FHC.

Patrons must now go online to Family Search Microfilm Ordering and register for an account. After you register, Salt Lake will send a confirmation email. Please check your SPAM folder for this confirmation email, if you do not immediately receive it.

When you register, you will be asked to choose the FHC you want your film/fiche to go to, from a list – it also includes some libraries, like the Toronto Reference Library. This can be changed whenever you want.

All designated film/fiche will still come to the Toronto FHC and remain on site to be viewed. No film/fiche will be sent to your home or any other site not on the online list. The Family History Centre will still continue to contact you when the film has arrived at the FHC. You will be able to track your order online.

The new prices for film/fiche are as follows:

Microfiche – $5.00 (All microfiche are the same price whether there is 1 fiche in the set, or more. Microfiche remain in the FHC.)

Short-term film loan – $6.00 (Patrons will have roughly the same time to view them as they do now. Films can be renewed for an additional charge of $6.00 and if the film is renewed twice, it remains in the FHC. Patrons must renew online before film due date.)

Extended film loan – $15.00 (Patrons can now order films as an extended loan. If you know you will want to keep a particular film at the FHC indefinitely, this will save you $3.00.)

All film/fiche orders and renewals must be done online, by you, the patron, with a credit card.

Eventually all the films we (the Toronto FHC) and other FHC’s have on site will be entered into the online system and patrons will be able to check if a particular microfilm/fiche is at an FHC in their area. For now, please check our List of All Resources at the FHC or with the pdf file available on request.

Trentino, Italy Birth Records Online

From Helen Billing’s weekly Family History Newsletter:

Barbara Billing has informed the Bulletin that the Trentino Department of Emigration has placed a database of birth records online at Nati in Trentino. The database contains information about 1.2 million residents of Trentino born between the years 1815-1923, including full name, date of birth, village, and names of parents. Your search can be by surname only or by first and last name in 10 year increments. Access is free but you must register for access to the site. Future plans include marriage and death records and adding the names of grandparents. With the Treaty of Vienna in 1815, Trentino was annexed to the Tyrol County. From 1815 until December 31st, 1923, the birth registers were maintained by the parishes, which also acted as registry offices. FamilySearch has just started indexing the Trento, Italy records, as well.

You an subscribe to this newsletter by contacting:

Toronto Family History Centre
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
24 Ferrand Drive (Don Mills & Eglinton) M3C 3V4 Phone: 416 422 5480 Ext. 111.
Email: Toronto_FHC@bellnet.ca

Toronto Family History Centre Current Opening Hours.

(Always phone if you do not have a booking to ensure that we are open.)

Monday 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon and 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon
Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Summer Closures: July 31 to August 2; August 21 to August 23; August 31; September 4 to 6.

You can request, by email, a copy of a searchable listing of all the films, fiche, CDs and books held at the Toronto Family History Centre. These will be sent to you as a pdf file attachment to an email but are about 2Mb in size and so high-speed internet connection is desirable.

Italian Allegati

When I first decided to extract microfilm records from the LDS, I made the mistake of ordering birth records.  What I should have ordered instead were the Allegati.

Allegati are basically records that were required to be presented by a couple who intended to get married.  They would include both the future bride and groom’s birth act or baptismal records, any previous marriage records  and a copy of the death act of the first spouse, if applicable, and any death records of the bride and grooms parents (this of course would not apply if the parents were still living).  Once all the correct documentation was received and the banns posted three times, the couple was free to marry.

So consider ordering these if available from your local Family History Center first and you may just find several other records included!

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