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Due to their diligent work in preserving these records, FamilySearch provides many records that are not Ancestry.com database. Due to their partnership agreements, many of these documents are only accessible at an affiliated facility. Many of these digitized documents are important primary source documents such as vital records such as birth, marriage and death certificates.
Another great feature of the FamilySearch website is the catalog search by location. You can enter a place name and see all of the sources available on the FamilySearch site. This is a really cool feature because you will be able to see different types of sources that you might not think of looking otherwise, such as tax lists, funeral home records, newspaper clippings, etc.
Later in the summer and fall, watch for partnered events we have in our Heritage Room that will showcase not only FamilySearch, but all the genealogy and local history resources available not only at the Public Library of Grand Island, but also Grand Island, Hall County and surrounding areas, such as the Hall County Historical Society and the Prairie Pioneerealogical Society.
If you would like to learn more about FamilySearch and all the other resources available at the library, call us at 308-385-5333 and speak to the reference office. We would be happy to set you up on a Book-A-Librarian appointment to work one-on-one with you and help you learn more about what we have to offer.