If you don’t have a strategy to follow, analyzing old family photographs can be a long, tedious, and sometimes frustrating process. However, with a little information and close examination, family photographs can lead to discovering new information about your ancestors. In her presentation at RootsTech 2016, photo historian Maureen Taylor shared five important steps that will help you take a photo from unknown to part of your family story: Full Story
Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org. In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles where the need to do so exists. Full Story
My Daughter Elizabeth called me shortly before the birth of her second daughter. She wanted to give her new little one a middle name significant in our family history. Full Story
By Cheri Peacock Hendricks The Brammer family of North Salt Lake City, Utah, are well acquainted with the joy that comes through sharing stories and family history. As part of his family’s focus, 15-year-old Mitch seized an opportunity recently to support the 2016 FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event held on July 15–17. He helped organize a […]
The following family history mission experience was originally published on the Papua New Guinea LDS Newsroom. A volunteer missionary couple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have spent over two and a half years digitizing records for the government of Papua New Guinea. Anne and Henry Nom from Hamilton, New Zealand were assigned to serve as records […]
If you spent part of your weekend participating in the worldwide indexing event, you were in good company. The event far surpassed its goal of 72,000 participants around the globe; a total of 116,475 individuals worked to make the world’s historical records available to those doing their family history work. These individuals indexed 10,447,887 records to add to the treasure trove of information available to family history researchers. Full Story
Thank you for your desire to join the Worldwide Indexing Event to “save the world’s records.” One of the biggest questions we have been getting is when downloading the indexing software is necessary. If you are new to indexing and the software has not yet been installed on your computer, you will need to download it and install it. If you have indexed before or if it is already on your computer, you can use your previous installation. Full Story
by Duncan Kuehn, professional genealogist Along with the census, newspaper obituaries are a key resource for genealogists. If you’re researching more recent members of your family tree, then GenealogyBank’s online Recent Obituaries collection (from 1977 to the present) may provide important facts and clues to fill in the details of your family tree.
FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find, add, and share information about your family, and we are pleased to announce that the following products or services are now compatible with FamilySearch. “Compatible” means the product interfaces with FamilySearch.org and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. Full Story
By Miryelle Resek In the past, cemeteries have been indexed a variety of ways: card catalogues, old books, and— if lucky—computer databases. Today, you can find your ancestors at a much faster pace.