By Cheri Peacock Hendricks Full Story
The following family history mission experience was originally published on the Papua New Guinea LDS Newsroom. A volunteer missionary couple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have spent over two and a half years digitizing records for the government of Papua New Guinea. Anne and Henry Nom from Hamilton, New Zealand were assigned to serve as records […]
If you spent part of your weekend participating in the worldwide indexing event, you were in good company. The event far surpassed its goal of 72,000 participants around the globe; a total of 116,475 individuals worked to make the world’s historical records available to those doing their family history work. These individuals indexed 10,447,887 records to add to the treasure trove of information available to family history researchers. Full Story
Thank you for your desire to join the Worldwide Indexing Event to “save the world’s records.” One of the biggest questions we have been getting is when downloading the indexing software is necessary. If you are new to indexing and the software has not yet been installed on your computer, you will need to download it and install it. If you have indexed before or if it is already on your computer, you can use your previous installation. Full Story
by Duncan Kuehn, professional genealogist Along with the census, newspaper obituaries are a key resource for genealogists. If you’re researching more recent members of your family tree, then GenealogyBank’s online Recent Obituaries collection (from 1977 to the present) may provide important facts and clues to fill in the details of your family tree.
FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find, add, and share information about your family, and we are pleased to announce that the following products or services are now compatible with FamilySearch. “Compatible” means the product interfaces with FamilySearch.org and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. Full Story
By Miryelle Resek In the past, cemeteries have been indexed a variety of ways: card catalogues, old books, and— if lucky—computer databases. Today, you can find your ancestors at a much faster pace.
A family reunion is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your extended family creating new memories and honoring old memories simultaneously. When outlining reunion activities, it’s important to strike a balance between honoring the old memories and creating new ones. Children in particular may not want to spend the whole weekend poring over family heirlooms and photos; they may instead prefer playing with cousins. But there’s no reason all family members can’t enjoy both remembering the old memories and creating new ones. Full Story
by Thomas Jay Kemp, Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank Over 40 years ago, I found multiple passport applications filed by my cousin George Kemp (1826–1893). In them he stated that he “emigrated to the United States on or about . . . 1834: sailing on board the Hector from Liverpool.”
The Worldwide Indexing Event is swiftly approaching. Are you ready? People from all over the world are invited to join in the event this weekend to help make history while also making someone’s family history research easier. Indexing takes ordinary images of genealogy records and makes them extraordinary by making them keyword searchable. Full Story