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
Celebrate your family memories at RootsTech. Submit your family videos and photos to appear in the RootsTech 2016 Opening Kick-off video. One lucky submitter will win a full RootsTech 2016 conference pass worth more than $200! Full Story
For over 13 years SwedGen (a genealogical society in Sweden) has offered lectures and research assistance for Swedish American descendants all over the U.S. This year SwedGen will make stops in Lindsborg, Kansas; Aurora, Colorado; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Full Story
Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below.
FamilySearch is pleased to announce that Ancestral Quest for Mac, Ancestral Quest Basic for Mac and Little Family Tree are now certified. “Certified” means the product is compatible with FamilySearch.org and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find, add, and share about your family members. Full Story
As family historians, we honor our grandparents when we document their stories. Some of us undertake this effort alone, unsure to how to incorporate family members into the process. Full Story
Mama Mia! The Italian record collections continue to expand this week with new collections for Italy Arezzo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1314-1934, Italy Enna Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1944, Italy Imperia San Remo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1805-1910, Italy Pescara Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1929. Brazil, New York, Utah, and Delaware also have some new content. Look for these and more by selecting the links below.
Sometimes, finding new information on an ancestor may seem like quite a challenge. Situations that appear to be dead ends and brick walls don’t need to stay that way. Instead of trying to push further and further back on a family line, progress may come by learning more about the family and extended family. By learning a few techniques I’ve developed over the years, you might just be able to help others, or yourself, get around those dreaded dead ends and brick wall barricades! Full Story
FamilySearch announced today that registration for RootsTech 2016 is now open. RootsTech is a highly popular and growing global conference where people of all ages celebrate family and are inspired to share their memories and connections. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of participants worldwide. RootsTech 2016 will be held February 3–6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The website for registration is RootsTech.org. Full Story