by Thomas Watson Electronic Signals I’m composing this article using Google Docs. That means every space, letter, word, and sentence is being instantly saved in a data center, likely the one owned by Google in The Dalles, Oregon. This tool is made possible largely due to the fact that we humans have figured out how […]
A young woman’s journey as a BRCA gene carrier by Daniela Mendelsohn This year my business partner and I founded a production company that creates short documentary films commissioned by families and individuals. Being a documentary filmmaker has given me the opportunity to meet so many incredible people and hear their inspiring stories. Among the […]
by Diahan Southard DNA gave you the gift of your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair, your grandmother’s freckles or your grandfather’s nose. It’s fun and sometimes easy to see strong family traits connect the generations. While these family attributes help you identify with the relatives you know personally or through photographs, the results of […]
How I Connected With My British Heritage Through an Indexing Project by Emily Oldroyd I know there are many people who, like myself, have a full family tree. The branches, leaves, and twigs have been filled in by my devoted grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and parents with ancestors pushing back several generations. It can be […]
by Amy Johnson Crow, CG If you’ve seen TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are,” you might have wondered about this whole genealogy thing and how you find your own ancestors. One way is to get famous and wait for someone to invite you onto that show. A more practical way is […]
by Miryelle Resek What happens when you mix desserts, a family-run business, and an innovative entrepreneur? You get a family-friendly television show known for extreme customer requests and stunning results.
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 […]
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.
by Gonzalo Alexis Luengo Orellana (with Sarah Chambers) My name is Gonzalo Luengo, and I would like to share my journey through the past 10 years of my family history work and how this work has transformed me. I would also like to share the role FamilySearch has played in the process. I do not […]
by Falande Swain On August 2, 2016, an amazing family history discovery happened just by chance. On that day, 72 educators were in attendance at the New Jersey Amistad Commission Summer Institute at Kean University. FamilySearch representative Thom Reed provided an overview of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project to these educators. As part of his presentation, […]