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New developments in family history

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It looks like the church has released an early beta version of a new FamilySearch Indexing app for iOS and Android: link

There's also the new "Family History and Youth" resource: link (link fixed)
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good idea, to divide the docs into snippets.
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I have been reading this new manual online - http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/ ... Hearts.pdf

and preparing to take the course on line - https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and ... 4&lang=eng

It's wonderful to see what is available to learn about family history.
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I have had a chance to read some of Oliver B. Huntington's journal while Mom and Dad were here and found it very interesting. Can we arrange for me to get some copies somehow, if it is not too inconvenient?
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his journal takes up many volumes, i think the whole thing can fill an entire shelf. dad and i have talked about putting it all together and creating an index, as a big family project. i believe a transcribed version is available at byu, at least some of it is online.
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That's great. I'll look online for some sources. Let us know how we can help with creating an index.
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we talked a little about this, and on second thought, it might not make sense to create an index. we should be able to find or create a searchable electronic version. we could also print hard copies somehow. as far as i know all of the volumes haven't been published together, and i'm still not sure how much has been transcribed.

some of the volumes are available at the byu library website:

missionary diaries collection
volume three
volume four
volume five
volume six
volume seven

overland trails diaries collection
volume eight
volume nine
volume ten
volume eleven
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i found more images of oliver boardman huntington's journal at the byu library website. i'm not sure yet whether this gives us all of the volumes. this is the third "collection" i've found. i already posted links to the missionary diaries and overland trails diaries collections, above. links to the oliver boardman huntington papers collection are below. putting the three collections together, i think we have 19 "books" or "volumes" so far.

oliver boardman huntington papers collection
diary written between 1843 and 1844
diary written between 1845 and 1846
diary written between 4 nov 1845 and 18 jan 1846
diary written between 21 aug 1846 and 29 aug 1846
diary written between sep 1856 and dec 1857
diary written between 1858 and 1880
diary written between 1880 and 1882
diary written between 1882 and 1884
diary written between 1884 and 1887
diary written between 1887 and 1895
diary written between 1895 and 1900
diary written between 1906 and 1907
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Ian, this is remarkable and thank you. I love how under description his writings have been typed to better understand his journal. What an incredible example to us of journal keeping.
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this is great news, according to this article, we can now get free subscriptions to americanancestors.org. this is the website for the new england historic genealogical society. last year i was thinking about buying some of their publications relating to our mayflower ancestors, but now we can just get it for free!
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i signed up, but the subscription doesn't include the new england historical and genealogical register. you have to pay extra for that. annoying!
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That is annoying. How much do you have to pay for that?
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looks like the cheapest option is about $100 annually.
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