Earlier this year, FamilySearch announced a free lookup service for genealogy books and microfilm available at the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The response was overwhelming, 1000s of people contacted us to take advantage of this free service. Another way to utilize this service is to start with limited preview Google Books […]
Warning: Contains morbidity. What caused your ancestors’ deaths? How could this information help you live a longer, healthier life? Here is how my ancestors died: What health tips would you offer me?
Facebook is a great place to talk family history. Many of the major genealogy companies have a big online presence on Facebook, reaching 100,000s of people. Benefits of genealogy company Facebook pages: Receive product updates Chat with like-minded individuals Communicate with company representatives Find interesting family history posts to share on your own wall Here […]
10. You stayed up all night to try to index the billionth name. 9. You dressed up your kids as their ancestors for Halloween. 8. You bought your kid an Android instead of an Iphone to make sure Indexing works on it. 7. You added the same photo to Family Tree in both color and […]
FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing Lancashire England ancestors. Historic Lancashire, home of the Beatles, heart of the industrial revolution, and port of departure for millions of emigrants, is a bustling place families from around the globe connect with. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki and […]
Are family history centers and rest homes a match made in heaven? What would be the pros and cons of having family history centers in rest homes? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
Frenchmen into Peasants (Harvard, 1997) tells the story of Frenchmen, who had worked primarily as artisans in French towns, migrating to frontier Canada in the 1600s and 1700s. Once in America, these immigrants adapted to rural life as farmers – a generalization of the entire French migration to Canada. Do you have French Canadian ancestors? Most […]
Come play with us in the “sandbox” to learn FamilyTree. FamilyTree is FamilySearch’s latest product designed to create an accurate database of the world’s families. New features are being released weekly. Elder Moon, author of the Sandbox FamilyTree Training, is an instructor for the volunteers at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He […]
25 June 2013 marked an important date in the history of discovering one’s ancestors. On that day User:Morphh merged two Wikipedia articles “Genealogy” and “Family History” into a single article titled “Genealogy.” The merge was the culmination of a two-year discussion (now closed) among Wikipedians over whether the terms are synonyms or have different meanings. The consensus […]