17 July 2014

Updates in FamilySearch Wiki Samoa



Some new changes are showing on the FamilySearch Wiki Page Samoa. I wanted to show in detail the new changes but it would be a very long post. So, I have the links attached to the Topics that were updated.

Samoa Probate Records
Samoa Vital Records
Samoa Land and Property
Samoa History
Samoa Court Records
Samoa Emigration and Immigration

If you haven't visited the FamilySearch Wiki its worth a look. One of the searches I normally do on FamilySearch Wiki are the Polynesian communities such as Samoa (Western Samoa), American Samoa, Hawaii and Tonga. These are some of the topics that you will find on each of these Polynesian pages they will differ from each page.
 Another thing is, if the topics are in BLUE their is information on that topic. If the topic is RED then their is no information on that topic.



Lastly, take a look at the Pacific Islands Guide. Click on the link here and follow steps 1 to 9. It is a great way to start off your Polynesian Family History.


Don't forget to visit the Samoan Genealogy Group on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I'm not doing genealogy inquiries at the moment. My dad's care is very important to me. You are more then welcome to post your inquiry on the Samoan Genealogy Group Facebook page where others in the community may help you out. Fa'afetai lava for taking the time to visit this blog and all other media sites that SGG is on.

03 July 2014

Family History Book Site

I shared a blog post about the Family History Book site and a blog post of family genealogy that I came across on that site too.  If you haven't visited the Family History Book site, you may want to stop by just to check things out, you never what you may find.
The site is found on FamilySearch.org and can be found under the 'Search' tab


From their site: 
                   Family History Books is a collection of more than 100,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees. The valuable resources included in Family History Books come from the following partner institutions:
Allen County Public Library
Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University Idaho David O. McKay Library
Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
Church History Library
Family History Library
Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest Genealogy Center

In my first visit to the Family History Book site I found seven books of my family history submitted by my Auntie Lemao. I've went through two so far with the care of my dad taking much of my time I haven't been able to look at the other five. This past week I thought to revisit the site and study that other books. Right now, I'm going through this book entitled: Simamao Toa



This should be interesting! I'll post blogs as I see what I come across. I never thought I would come across seven books of family genealogy on the Family History Book site. I also tried other searches such as surnames, villages and events. I was more successful in the surname and village searches. Didn't find what I had hoped but came across other books that had just as much information that helps me in my genealogy. 
You never know what what you might.......so try out the Family History Book site.

Also, I might have to put up this wording at the end of all my blog posts as I share family genealogy. So, to all you family members out there the genealogy that I post in my blogs are all public information. Follow the links that will show you where I found this information. Again, this is all public information. 

Gotta take care of my dad now. Fa'afetai lava for taking the time to visit the SGG blog.