Dr. Barbara Hofmann and Kathy Stricher describe their presentation: "FamilySearch has thousands of FREE record collections (almost 2,400 of them are on the https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/listsite), and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. Many more FREE record collections have been digitized and are accessible only through the Family Search Library Catalog (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search).
"These sets were digitized from FHL microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse the unindexed records. There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors - waypoints, volumes, volume indexes, etc. This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, vital, church, and other unindexed records."
After the presentation, we want to try to help attendees with their specific research problems for which FamilySearch digital microfilm may provide the solution.
Attendees are requested to decide on a problem statement for one of your ancestors or localities - something specific pertaining to one of your ancestors and/or a specific place (non-Ireland).
The hope is that we can go through several of these problems on the screen, and perhaps some of our more experienced researchers can help other attendees. We will pass a sheet around to collect the problem statements during the presentation.