“Families and History = Stories” Just the words brings images to the mind of all who understand them because they are part of everyone’s existence and have been so since the beginning of time. The saying that ‘everyone has a story‘ is as true today as it has been at any point in time. Throughout history, humanity has been recording their life events by what ever means were available at that time.
In history one learns about the earliest drawings in caves, the memorizing of oral family histories from one generation to the next in many cultures, the first audible words recorded in the late 1800s and the vast collections of histories that have been written throughout the world for generations and the additional advent of both audio and video recordings of an ancestor’s life history.
Today, with the aid of technology, all these tools of the past combined with their images now allow individuals and families to share, preserve and connect their generations together throughout history and time with their life stories along with the myriad of historical records available to add additional documents to their life stories. An amazing feat to say the least.
The latest upgrade to FamilySearch.org provides colorful images with real life applications to create all these valuable resources for generations to come. To accomplish this in the most appealing way to the world and multiple generations various aspects of FamilySearch.org were reorganized and combined with many new and exciting features added to help with documenting one’s ancestors in a multiplicity of ways while adding the individuals connection to that families legacy.
As one works through the new screens and adjusts their ways of conducting historical research, one needs to remember that the millions of new individuals contributing all they can will with the new tools will create an even greater pool of resources which could help break through some of the many brick walls that exist with everyone.
Expore, discover and participate in the new familysearch.org environment, you may just find new family!