Once you’ve dug through the photos in your family’s basement, called Great-aunt Mary to find out everything she knows about the family, and sifted through the file folders of old letters and other miscellaneous family papers, it’s time to turn to research to uncover more about your ancestors. But how? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a one-stop shop where you could find out what records were available for each place your ancestors lived? Wouldn’t it be convenient if there were one website that had information about how to make sense of any records you find? Full Story
by Amy Johnson Crow, CG If you’ve seen TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are,” you might have wondered about this whole genealogy thing and how you find your own ancestors. One way is to get famous and wait for someone to invite you onto that show. A more practical way is […]
In the final installment of this four-part blog series for Family History Month, here’s one last way to weave the spirit of family history into present moments and experiences. All these ideas are small, simple, and somewhat indirect, but all of them have the potential to turn our hearts bit by bit to the […]
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
by Miryelle Resek What happens when you mix desserts, a family-run business, and an innovative entrepreneur? You get a family-friendly television show known for extreme customer requests and stunning results.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Kalani Sitake, head coach of the Brigham Young University football team will grace the RootsTech stage as keynote speaker at Family Discover Day. Sitake, who is widely recognized for his success on the football field as a player and a coach, is expected to inspire the RootsTech audience with stories of faith, football, and family. Full Story
Family History Month is well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to infuse your life with profound connections from your family’s past. While FamilySearch is always here to help you make progress researching your family tree, this four-part blog series is about more roundabout ways to strengthen generational bonds. Next up: a road trip […]
Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a day to celebrate and remember family members and loved ones who have died. It is a popular holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially in Mexico. It is typically celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, and the Philippines and in parts of the United States with high Latino populations. Full Story
Yes, you heard correctly. LeVar Burton is coming to RootsTech 2017. On Friday, February 10, 2017, the wildly popular actor, producer, and director will grace the stage at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference.