By Kent Larsen
Manila Newspaper Looks at FamilySearch.org
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- The Philippines Sun-Star looked at the LDS Church's
genealogy resources in today's edition, finding an LDS Family History Center
next to the Manila LDS Temple, and the Church's FamilySearch.org site on the
Internet. The article describes the information available at both the center
and on the website, including what information is available on people that
lived in the Philippines.
Among all Asian countries, the Philippines has the largest number of
available records, including data from hospital, municipal and catholic
church records. The center next to the Manila Temple, in Quezon City, has
some 50,000 rolls of microfilm, according to the Sun-Star, and is one of
more than 100 centers in the Philippines. Like the Family History Library in
Salt Lake City, the Philippines center was opened in 1985.
In addition to a description of the local Family History Center, the article
also describes the overall collection of the Family History Library. It also
gives a detailed look at exactly what information is available on the
Internet at the LDS Church's FamilySearch.org website.
A web service that traces family roots
Manila Philippines Sun-Star 1Mar01 N6