Habla español or are you doing research in a Spanish speaking country? If so, the FamilySearch Learning Center has some classes that may be of interest to you. From the Pampas of Argentina to the frontera between the United States and Mexico, the variety of classes might surprise you. There are 47 classes either presented in Spanish or designed to help you read and master Spanish paleography. Full Story
FamilySearch needs hundreds of additional arbitrators to help with the new obituary projects, both to help publish the records and to help others get past the learning curve for this new record type. Full Story
In Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Elizabeth Swann protests her mistreatment at the hands of Captain Barbossa by accusing him of violating the “Pirate Code.” Turns out, quoting Captain Barbossa, “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” Is there a lesson here for arbitrators? Full Story
Do you ever find yourself wasting precious indexing time moving your hand back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse just to perform simple tasks? In FamilySearch indexing, you can complete many tasks in two or three different ways. You may select options from menus, click on icons, or use keyboard shortcuts. Full Story
The Find feature in FamilySearch Photos and Stories allows you to search family names, place-names, or any other keyword found in the titles and descriptions of our large and growing collection. Have you tried it? Full Story
OK. Let’s put it all together now. A great deal of information has been presented in this paper. To summarize and supplement this information, a step-by-step outline is presented here— Full Story
While gathering family history records over the years, you’ve probably been preserving them physically. So why consider preserving them digitally now? This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of using digital preservation to both augment and enhance the preservation of your family history records. It also presents solutions to the challenges, identifies what types of family history records are suitable for digital preservation, and summarizes what is required to get started archiving digital records. Full Story
Choosing more secure passwords will help keep your identity safe on the internet. This article, and the companion video will show you how to create secure, easy-to-remember passwords.