The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Lo54° Chance Rain


Hi64° Rain Likely

Wednesday Night

Lo54° Chance Rain then Mostly Cloudy


Hi73° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo55° Mostly Cloudy


Hi77° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo56° Chance Rain


Hi72° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo51° Slight Chance Rain


Hi69° Mostly Sunny

Fair helps families weave their histories

Send to Kindle
Print This

Family history research has exploded in the past few years as new online tools and applications have been developed worldwide and made available to the public. Armies of volunteers have helped digitize and index more than 3 billion names using information from census data to immigrant ship manifests and birth and death certificates to make them currently searchable on any home computer.

Information released by Family, a top U.S. family history research site, notes that it has taken 100 years to make those records available, and at that rate, it would take another 300 years to digitize and index an additional 5.3 billion names.

View my options or Sign in