I just got a note from my friend, Illya D’Addezio, telling me that genealogists can now view results from the Record Search pilot from within Live Roots.
“The FamilySearch Record Search pilot include millions of indexed records, and is expanding each month. When you perform a search in Live Roots, you will see a link to the FamilySearch Record Search feature in the “Available Partner Services” section. You also have the ability to search a specific collection within the Record Search pilot from the corresponding resource page. Resources from the pilot are cataloged in Live Roots as soon as they are posted online.”
Since you can search specific sites within live roots by searching individual Live Roots partner databases, I tested the search by going directly to the Live Roots Search & Preview page, and then searching for the surname “Daffern” in the FamilySearch.org Record Search box.
Twelve seconds later, I had numerous hits, including many entries from the Texas Death Certificates, 1900 U.S. Census, 1920 U.S. Census, and England Marriages, 1700-1900. Choosing the entry for Martin L. Daffern, Patty’s cousin, I was able to drill right on down to his death certificate. It took a few seconds to load the Certificate, but when it came up, it was great!
Try it out yourself at: http://www.genealogytoday.com/roots/live.mv?xc=RootsSearchPage&xo=lrdoc&xz=search.htm