I’ve always self-identified as ‘German-American.’ Growing up in Milwaukee I took for granted that everyone enjoyed liverwurst sandwiches on rye bread, hung a pickle ornament on their Christmas tree, and had at least one family member who played the accordion. And didn’t everyone’s grandma lovingly call them Schatze? Full Story
In 2013, the Family History Library began offering some of our classes as Webinars. These webinars have been very popular. We have learned much as we’ve hosted these classes online. Earlier this year we changed platforms, but the change did not provide the best experience for the class attendees. We appreciate all those who continued to attend these webinars, even with the difficulties in connecting to the classes. Full Story
Generous updates for Colombia, France, Honduras, Italy, Spain, and the US (Passport applications, Mississippi and Georgia to note a few)! Many other domestic and international updates like England Warwickshire Parish Registers 1535-1984, Nicaragua Civil Registration 1809-2013, and Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541-1912. See the following table for the full list. Full Story
On Saturday, September 26, community members met to learn about and index Freedmen’s Bureau records at a church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Thom Reed, Senior Marketing Manager with FamilySearch International, presented a historical perspective about the Freedmen’s Bureau and the importance of indexing and making these Freedmen’s records more broadly available. Full Story
We have taken a step closer to the elusive genealogy “easy button.” Full Story
During the month of October, the Family History Library will be hosting a number of free online family history classes and webinars. These classes and webinars are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach important family history techniques. They are free to the public. Information about specific classes is listed below, as well as information on how to register for classes.