November Family History Library Webinars offer a variety of classes covering topics on everything from researching worldwide localities to the learning basics of FamilySearch products. To access the webinar, go to the web link below and click on the word Webinar to enter the classroom. Full Story
In honor of Family History Month, we’ve compiled a four-part series to share small and simple ways to weave family history moments into present experiences. If you missed it, go back and read “Small and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month: How Do I Love Thee?”
In a day when we seem to be exposed to a never-ending stream of reality shows, Como Cheguei Aqui? (How Did I Get Here?) is a reality show that offers a refreshing change. It features six young Brazilian contestants ranging in ages from 16 to 29 who begin a journey of self-discovery. By the end of this series, these six contestants will learn a lot more about their own lives and the lives of the families they come from. If you know anyone who speaks Spanish or Portuguese, this is a program to share with them. They will be glad you did. Full Story
by Dorothy Horan Most children, ages 4–5, in the United States attend free public schools beginning with preschool or kindergarten. While newer school records are not available to the public, some older public records created by schools are beginning to become available to researchers. Records kept by teachers may be found at historical societies or […]
October has been officially designated Family History Month, which makes this the best time of year to ignite—or maybe reignite—your passion for genealogy. You can certainly pay tribute to your heritage in a direct way—by researching your family tree, participating in an indexing project, visiting cemeteries, or interviewing elderly relatives. But there are also countless small […]
by Miryelle Resek Not all of us are lucky enough to have our family members reside in one area. Sometimes they’re states or even continents away! With so many miles, responsibilities, and factors separating us, it’s often difficult to gather together as a family.
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
141 million new ancestor hints will be released on FamilySearch Family Tree this week. That’s a big number. But what does it really mean to you, as a FamilySearch.org user? Here’s some context. Full Story