Family History Month is well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to infuse your life with profound connections from your family’s past. While FamilySearch is always here to help you make progress researching your family tree, this four-part blog series is about more roundabout ways to strengthen generational bonds. Next up: a road trip […]
Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a day to celebrate and remember family members and loved ones who have died. It is a popular holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially in Mexico. It is typically celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, and the Philippines and in parts of the United States with high Latino populations. Full Story
Yes, you heard correctly. LeVar Burton is coming to RootsTech 2017. On Friday, February 10, 2017, the wildly popular actor, producer, and director will grace the stage at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference.
November Family History Library Webinars offer a variety of classes covering topics on everything from researching worldwide localities to the learning basics of FamilySearch products. To access the webinar, go to the web link below and click on the word Webinar to enter the classroom. Full Story
In honor of Family History Month, we’ve compiled a four-part series to share small and simple ways to weave family history moments into present experiences. If you missed it, go back and read “Small and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month: How Do I Love Thee?”
In a day when we seem to be exposed to a never-ending stream of reality shows, Como Cheguei Aqui? (How Did I Get Here?) is a reality show that offers a refreshing change. It features six young Brazilian contestants ranging in ages from 16 to 29 who begin a journey of self-discovery. By the end of this series, these six contestants will learn a lot more about their own lives and the lives of the families they come from. If you know anyone who speaks Spanish or Portuguese, this is a program to share with them. They will be glad you did. Full Story
by Dorothy Horan Most children, ages 4–5, in the United States attend free public schools beginning with preschool or kindergarten. While newer school records are not available to the public, some older public records created by schools are beginning to become available to researchers. Records kept by teachers may be found at historical societies or […]
October has been officially designated Family History Month, which makes this the best time of year to ignite—or maybe reignite—your passion for genealogy. You can certainly pay tribute to your heritage in a direct way—by researching your family tree, participating in an indexing project, visiting cemeteries, or interviewing elderly relatives. But there are also countless small […]
by Miryelle Resek Not all of us are lucky enough to have our family members reside in one area. Sometimes they’re states or even continents away! With so many miles, responsibilities, and factors separating us, it’s often difficult to gather together as a family.