FamilySearch will now be sending updates in our monthly newsletter about upcoming events at the Family History Centers along the Wasatch Front. Along with class schedules, special events will be posted, along with any other news about local events that may be of interest to you. Full Story
During the month of September, 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.
I use FamilySearch Family Tree as my “main” site for all my family history, yet I also use several partner websites to complement my work on Family Tree. This raises the question “How can I add a record that I find on Ancestry.com to my ancestors sources in Family Tree?” In this blog post, we’ll look at several options. Full Story
If a dog is man’s best friend, certainly newspapers are the genealogist’s best friend. Nearly ubiquitous as a source of information often common in style, format and content, newspapers have been produced for years on national, regional and local levels. The vital historical documents are snapshots of time that identify deaths, birth, marriages, religious and military service. They report crime, arrests, candidates for office, and election results. Legal notices, delinquent tax rolls, casts of local theatrical productions and announcements of business and social events are all carried in newspapers. Full Story
First of all, we’d like to give a huge thank you to those who participated in the recent Worldwide Indexing Event! 82,039 volunteers joined together from all over the world to help “Fuel the Find”* in one week. Several milestones were achieved this week, including 12,251,870 records indexed and 2,307,876 records arbitrated. Click here to see what else was accomplished across the globe. Full Story
Your GPS helps you find where you are and navigate to where you are going. Similarly, the Genealogical Proof Standard helps you navigate with confidence through your family tree by making sure your information is accurate. Lisa McBride shared the standards that must be met to qualify the people on your tree with these five elements: Full Story
There are 34.5 million Americans who are primarily or partially Irish—seven times more people than the current population of Ireland. Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German. That means there is a lot of interest in Irish genealogy. But there are difficulties.
The new FamilySearch collections available this week are few, yet mighty. Over 1.2 million records have been added between these two collections. Follow the link below to explore this added content. Full Story