Individuals can do more family history research at home on their own computers than ever before. The latest boost to the home researcher is the addition of a CD-ROM containing the extensive Family History Library Catalog. This computer resource was formerly available only through the family history internet site.
Having the list of sources found at the library available on a CD will allow users to peruse the Family History Library's extensive collection to select searchable resources before traveling to a local Family History Center.
This new version of the catalog:
- Describes the Church's collection of family history materials, which consists of more than 2.5 million microforms and 300,000 books.
- Adds searches by keyword, title, author and call number in addition to the place, surname, subject and film number searches.
- Lets users mark information for easy future retrieval.
- Maintains a history of records reviewed during each search.
The Family History Library Catalog can be purchased for $5 (US) at Church distribution centers worldwide or ordered by phone at 1-800-537-5971. It can also be ordered on the Internet at www.familysearch.org.
System requirements for FamilySearch Family History Catalog for Windows include: Windows 95/98/NT 4.0+, Pentium processor (or higher), 8MB RAM minimum (16 MB recommended), 4x CD-ROM drive, VGA monitor with 256 color-capable video card, 4MB hard-disk space, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher). Desktop area of 800 by 600 pixels recommended.
The catalog is also available on microfiche and compact disc at Family History Centers for those without personal home computers.