by Sydny Terry The Higgs family crowds around the biggest window in the living room, the smell of barbeque wafting through the air. There are about 36 papers taped to the window in six categories, and under each category are numbers: 100, 200, 300, and so on, much like a board from the classic game […]
By Kathryn Grant When you start a new indexing batch, the project instructions immediately open on the screen. And there’s a good reason for this! These instructions just might be one of the most helpful resources for new indexers—and all other indexers, for that matter.
In one form or another, thousands of indexers shared their gratitude for the help of valued friends and leaders as they began indexing. While many tools and tutorials teach how to index, nothing compares to the guidance of a patient friend. The Best Resource—People When FamilySearch asked seasoned indexers what helped them the most when […]
by Annie Merrell Have you ever made it to the end of the day and wondered, “Where did all my time go?” Does family history frequently get pushed down on your to do list? Are you looking for simple ways to connect with your past and dive into the fun of family history? If you […]
by Katy Barnes Immigration, always a hot topic in the United States, has been a common part of the historical and political discourse since the founding of the nation, largely because immigrants make up such an enormous part of our history and heritage as Americans.
by Stephen C. Young As a young man in 1979, I was still living in my hometown of London, Ontario, and it was then that I first cut my teeth on genealogical research. Though tentative, the curiosity to know more about my family history motivated me to enlist the help of my father to take […]
by Kathryn Grant Did you know that there are three versions of FamilySearch’s Family Tree you can use as you help others with their family history? Deciding which one to use can be an essential part of helping others have a positive and joyful experience as they find their ancestors.
by Diahan Southard Lately, it seems to be very difficult to have any discussion on family history without mentioning three little letters: D-N-A. While family history enthusiasts and serious genealogists are flocking to testing companies like AncestryDNA to help them further their family history efforts, there are plenty of other individuals being tested who have […]