Family History Resource File 1880 CD-Rom Library

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rparker1943
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Family History Resource File 1880 CD-Rom Library

Postby rparker1943 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:40 pm

1880 United States Census and National Index CD Rom set by LDS Family Resource File CD-Rom Library:
The Reader will install but not run I keep getting errors.
Can anyone tell me how to open and use this wonderful resource. I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit operating system on a Dell XPS desktop. I tried installing it and telling the system to open it as if it was Win XP but this did not work I just can not use it at this point and the LDS tells me they are no longer supporting their product. HELP!! :roll:

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Re: Family History Resource File 1880 CD-Rom Library

Postby russellhltn » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:08 pm

I believe all that information is now on-line at FamilySearch. That's why the church is no longer supporting that program.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Family History Resource File 1880 CD-Rom Library

Postby rparker1943 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:12 pm

I know the 1880 census is there but not nearly as good as this is for detailed searches.. Good but no cigar

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Re: Family History Resource File 1880 CD-Rom Library

Postby russellhltn » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:45 pm

I do know the program is old, so it may be 16-bit. 16-bit programs will not run under any 64-bit Windows.

I believe Windows 7 Pro does have the ability to install "XP Mode" which is a virtual Windows XP system. You'd have to get that running and install the software under that program. (Or find a 32-bit machine somewhere to run it on.)
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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