RootsTech 2017 has arrived! Over the next 4 days (February 8–11), thousands of enthusiastic family storytellers and historians will converge on the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah to learn about collecting, preserving, and sharing family stories. Full Story
Since February is Black History Month, it’s a great time to look at some of the resources available to trace African-American ancestors—and, if you have African-American ancestors, it’s a great time to get started finding them! Particularly as you work through the Civil War and into earlier periods, locating African-American roots can be challenging. The good news is there are some fabulous resources that are becoming more accessible all the time. Full Story
Exploring and understanding one’s DNA has quickly become an important part of genealogy research. After all, DNA can help you discover where you came from, where your relatives lived, and why your eyes are the color they are. Full Story
You can do almost anything on your phone now: schedule appointments, pay bills, map driving routes, take photos and videos—and yes, even do genealogy! The giants of online genealogy have had mobile apps to go along with their websites for a few years, and now others are joining the fun. These great apps make doing genealogy quicker than ever, and they are geared toward people of all levels. So even if you’re just sticking your toe in the genealogy pool for the first time, there’s something for you. In fact, here are three apps you can try right now—no matter what your family history experience is (or isn’t): Full Story
by Tyler Stahle and Miryelle Resek On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Jonathan and Drew Scott, more commonly known as the Property Brothers from the popular HGTV show, will grace the RootsTech stage as keynote speakers at the world’s largest family history conference. At RootsTech, the brothers will talk about their unique family ties and the […]
By Katy Barnes If you’ve entered your family names into a genealogy database like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com and didn’t find the answer you were seeking, don’t give up hope! Did you know there are millions of pages of digitized records online at FamilySearch.org that don’t show up when you conduct a general search?
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to buckle down and start working on your family history? Or is family history something you’ve always wanted to do, but you’re just not sure how? Many people have the desire to expand their family tree but find the thought of starting to be overwhelming. If you’re one of them, here’s a secret for success: start at the beginning—with yourself. Full Story