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  • RootsTech 2019 FamilySearch Updates Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:31:44 +0000
    FamilySearch will be addressing a variety of updates at RootsTech 2019.  Whether you are attending RootsTech 2019 in-person, remotely, or planning to catch up afterwards, we thought we would capture some much-anticipated FamilySearch highlights to whet your appetite—just in case you miss them with all the other exciting buzz surrounding the conference. FamilySearch Family Tree […]
  • Have You Seen This?—Cool Features on the Family Tree App Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:45:03 +0000
    Have you tried using the Family Tree app to learn about your family? The mobile app has some features you may not have seen yet—and they give you a powerful way to connect with your family. With the Family Tree app, you can search for ancestors and learn about their life experiences wherever you happen […]
  • The World’s Largest Shared Family Tree Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:14:30 +0000
    The free FamilySearch website is home to the world’s largest online family tree. Known as the FamilySearch Family Tree, this shared family tree is home to information about more than 1.2 billion ancestors, which has been contributed by millions of descendants. What’s a “Shared Family Tree”? FamilySearch’s unified family tree differs from the tree-building experience […]
  • FamilySearch Affiliates—Treasure Troves for Family Historians Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:20:07 +0000
    Neither Curt Witcher nor Sue Kaufman have spent their careers working in their first chosen professions—and now they both work in the same field, one that leads Witcher to quip at times that he “works with the dead.” Fascinated by biographies and history, Curt Witcher first planned to be an educator, teaching for a semester […]
  • Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction—Watch Online Fri, 08 Feb 2019 20:32:37 +0000
    The Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction session, available online, is for anyone interested in helping others enjoy the blessings of temple and family history work. You might be helping a family you minister to or a particular member of your quorum or class, or you might have a family history calling or responsibility. If […]
  • New Records on FamilySearch from January 2019 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:05:45 +0000
    FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in January 2019 with over 25 million new indexed family history records and over 170,000 digital images from around the world. New historical records were added from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, […]
  • Cool Features on the Family Tree App Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:44:55 +0000
    Have you tried using the Family Tree app to learn about your family or to take a family name to the temple? The mobile app has some features you may not have seen yet–and they give you a powerful way to connect with your family. With the Family Tree app, you can search for ancestors […]
  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:03:38 +0000
    What Is RootsTech? The RootsTech genealogy conference is the world’s largest family history conference. It is dedicated to helping people discover their personal and family stories. Sponsored by FamilySearch, RootsTech is held every year and includes expert and beginner classes, a giant expo hall, and celebrity keynote speakers. Where Is It? RootsTech is held annually […]
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  • Preserving Documents Digitally Versus on Paper Alone Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:35:28 +0000
    I frequently hear a genealogist say something like this: “Digital storage methods are dangerous and won’t last long. I am going to save everything on paper so it will last forever.” I strongly disagree. That is one of the fallacies that seem to float around forever. Professional archivists and data center managers all know better […]
  • New Genealogy Search Engine at Kincrawler.com Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:11:35 +0000
    Kin Crawler is a web crawler/search engine that works in a similar method as Google but with one major difference: it is constantly crawling the web looking for any pages that pertain solely to genealogy. Once it finds a genealogy-related web site, Kin Crawler indexes each page and puts the words or cache into a […]
  • Reminder: NERGC Early Bird Registration ends February 28 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:09:20 +0000
    The conferences sponsored by the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) are always great events. Each conference is advertised as: NERGC is a regional conference with national reach. We bring you affordable, cutting edge, expert genealogical education within the reach of New England genealogists and family historians at an affordable regional price. Click on the […]
  • German-American Connections as Part of an International Genealogical Exchange Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:08:41 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (DAGV): RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City is the world´s largest genealogy event. Dirk Weissleder, national chairman of DAGV (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände, (www.dagv.org) and 2nd Vice President of IGGP (International German Genealogy Partnership, (www.iggpartner.org), will lecture there on genealogical research in Germany and […]
  • This Newsletter is Sponsored by MyHeritage Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:45:45 +0000
    MyHeritage is Offering a Sale! (Click on the above image to take advantage of this offer.) US: ONLY $59 + Free Shipping on 2+ kits  
  • We Are The Roots: Black Settlers and Their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:08:59 +0000
    The following announcement is from the Genealogy à la carte blog by Gail Dever at http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=27135: Winner of the 2018 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation 2018 Heritage Awareness award, We Are The Roots is a documentary that tells the stories of African American immigrants who settled in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. Thousands of […]
  • Collectionaire Launches at RootsTech 2019 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:37:25 +0000
    I suspect there will be lots of new product announcements in the next week or more in conjunction with the RootsTech conference. Here is one announcement from Collectionaire. I saw their product at last year’s RootsTech and was impressed. However, the company obviously has been working on the product even more since then, adding more […]
  • RootsFinder now imports DNA matches from Ancestry.com, 23andMe, My Heritage, and FamilyTreeDNA, with New Analysis Tools Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:56:31 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the developers of RootsFinder: Orem, Utah: The free family history website RootsFinder.com announces that in addition to its previous support for importing matches from GEDmatch, users can now import their autosomal DNA matches from Ancestry.com, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and FamilyTreeDNA. Matches from these DNA testing companies can then be “tagged” […]
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