Friday, July 31, 2009

Genealogists Encouraged to Embrace Change

from the Mormon Times online.
David E. Rencher encouraged participants at BYU's Conference on Family History and Genealogy to adopt new technology, such as Family Search's new online applications. He knows it is a hard sell for some.

"I clearly remember the day when we took the old paper copy of the card catalog out of the Family History Library," Rencher, FamilySearch's Chief Genealogical Officer said. "We nearly had a riot on our hands when we began taking those drawers away."

The same thing happened 10 years later when microfiche were replaced by computer indexes. "Change moves on," Rencher said.

For the rest of this very interesting article about coming significant changes at Family Search cick line below . . .

See additional coverage of BYU's Genealogy and Family History Conference.

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