November 2010 Toolkit: Online Databases at Family History Centers
8/26/2010
Did you know you can use these online subscription genealogy databases for free at your local Family History Center?
You probably know you can access microfilmed records from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City—the world’s largest genealogy collection—at a local Family History Center (FHC; find a location near you at <familytreemagazine.com/fhcs>). But did you know you also can use many online subscription databases for free at your local FHC? Just sign up to use one of the center’s computers, start Internet Explorer and select FHCPortal from the Favorites. (It probably will be listed under Links.) You can choose from these services:

19th-Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
Search for a name or another term appearing anywhere in 2 million pages from 49 newspapers published in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. You’d pay about $10 for a 24-hour pass or about $14 for a seven-day pass to access the same content at <newspapers.bl.uk/blcs>