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Two indispensable genealogy resources are joining forces, resulting in a win for genealogists wanting to access offline family history materials.
catalogs from 74,000 repositories in more than 70 countries.
Under this partnership, OCLC will incorporate data from FamilySearch’s catalog into
WorldCat, and FamilySearch will use OCLC cataloging services to continue to catalog
its collections in WorldCat. FamilySearch will also incorporate WorldCat results into
search results returned by FamilySearch genealogy services.
Once they’re combined, instead of searching WorldCat for family and local histories
and other sources, then searching FamilySearch for genealogy records, you’ll be able
to run a search at either site for results from both.
That’ll also make it easier to see when a library near you holds copies of FamilySearch
genealogy resources—including printed books, which FamilySearch doesn’t circulate
to its local FamilySearch Centers.
On WorldCat, you can set up a profile to create your own bibliographies, review materials,
and more. WorldCat also has a Facebook app so you can search from within Facebook.
Get the most out of WorldCat by downloading
our WorldCat search tutorial for genealogists from ShopFamilyTree.com for $1.99.
Once you find materials you want to borrow from the FamilySearch Family
History Library, you’ll need to plan a visit to a FamilySearch Center. Click
here for our tips on doing genealogy research at FamilySearch Centers.