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Texas TV News Looks At Tracing Roots Online

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Austin's WEAN (TV8) looked at genealogical research at the LDS Church's Austin Family History Center, one of eight in the city, and discovered that finding roots is faster and easier -- and free. At the center, reporter Erica Riggins interviewed church member Allan Johnson, who told her that genealogical research for African-Americans like Johnson was very difficult, "You had to search through at best microfilm and actual book records, but at best you had primarily microfilm of those old books," Johnson said. But since the LDS Church released the 1880 census and a CD of the Freedman's Bank records, finding African-American ancestors is much easier, "the search, what would have taken you weeks and years to do ... You can do in a matter of days and sometimes instantly," said Johnson.


Tracing your family roots online
Austin TX WEAN TV8 22Jul01 US TX Aust N6
By Erica Riggins


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