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#NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. RootsTech 2018 has arrived! Over 4 days (February 28–March 3), thousands of family storytellers and historians will converge on the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, to learn about collecting, preserving, and sharing family stories. But the world’s largest […]

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Relatives at RootsTech

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Thousands of people gather from countries around the world to attend RootsTech, the world’s largest genealogy conference. With so many family history enthusiasts under the same roof, it’s only a matter of time before someone looks around and wonders, “Is anyone […]

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New Records from Mexico on FamilySearch

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Do you have ancestors from Mexico? If so, 65 million new Mexican records, with more than 200 million searchable names, are now available on FamilySearch.org for LDS users or through FamilySearch centers and libraries. What does this mean for you? Locating […]

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Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. If a basic search on FamilySearch.org is the only approach you use to find your ancestors, you might be missing out on a lot of potential discoveries. The records you can find by performing basic searches represent only a small portion […]

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6 Ways to Participate in RootsTech 2018

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. RootsTech 2018 is just around the corner, and you will not want to miss it. Even if you cannot attend in person, there are still many ways to be part of this uplifting and educational family history experience. Here are a […]

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Finding Your Family in U.S. Marriage Records

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. One of the most basic and most important records you can locate about your family is a marriage record. Marriage records join two families together, often providing crucial details and verifying family connections. More than that, though, a marriage record documents […]

Understanding Mexican Records

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Through FamilySearch’s collaboration with Ancestry.com, 65 million Mexican records, with more than 200 million searchable names, are now available on the FamilySearch website for LDS users or through FamilySearch centers and libraries. What does this mean to you? If you have […]

Finding Mexican Ancestors: Two Success Stories

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Every family has a story to tell—lots of stories, in fact. Some stories get passed down and are told again and again, while others are lost and forgotten, buried in the records. Of course, anything that has been lost has the […]

Getting Started on Your Mexican Research

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Record keepers in Mexico have been recording information for centuries that can help you tell your family’s story. Packed with details, these records have survived remarkably well through the years. While the records may be old, access to them is new. […]

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Who’s in Your Family Tree?

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. It doesn’t matter whether your ancestors were famous, infamous, or as awesomely ordinary as a milkman. Knowing their stories—their successes, failures, joys, and sorrows—can bless your life with strength and inspiration. Get started making discoveries with 2 simple steps on FamilySearch: […]

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Fechas de transición para indexación

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Como sabes, FamilySearch está cambiando de un programa de indexación de escritorio a un sistema en línea. El arbitraje continuará hasta el 31 de marzo de 2018, o hasta que haya registros indexados pendientes. Ahora mismo más de 160 proyectos están […]

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Overgangsdatums indexering

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Zoals u weet, stapt FamilySearch van een desktopprogramma over op een webindexeringsprogramma. Arbitrage daarvan loopt nog tot 31 maart 2018, of tot een latere datum zolang het werk blijft achterlopen. In het webprogramma zijn momenteel meer dan 160 projecten voor indexering […]

The Art of Remembering: 9 Tips for Capturing Personal and Family Stories

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Seventeen years after my Grandpa Bob passed away, my dad planned a family reunion at a park in northern Utah. Prior to the reunion, my dad invited his four siblings and their children to email him their favorite memories of Grandpa […]

Relatives Around Me

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to those around you? If not, you will now . . . Sorry. But, there is good news! Relatives Around Me, a new feature in the […]

18 Writing Tips for 2018: How to Tell Personal and Family Stories with Confidence

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Seventeen years after my Grandpa Bob passed away, my dad planned a family reunion at a park in Northern Utah. Prior to the reunion, he invited his four siblings and their children to email him their favorite memories of Grandpa Bob. […]

A Sacrifice of Time: Indexing

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. We hear the word “indexing” thrown around a lot when we’re talking about family history. In fact, in their presentation at RootsTech 2017, President and Sister Nelson challenged people to make a sacrifice of time to participate in temple and family […]

What’s New: FamilySearch Places

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Anyone who has tried to uncover his or her family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors lived shaped their lives and experiences. They also determined what records were created about them. […]

What’s New: Search Records at Home

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. For many years, using FamilySearch’s vast collections of records often meant taking a trip to the Family History Library or a FamilySearch affiliate library to scroll through microfilms. Or it might have meant ordering the needed microfilm and waiting for it […]

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Using Obituaries to Find Your Family

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. You probably know people who are avid obituary readers. They regularly scan their local papers, looking for people they know. While reading about other people’s deaths might strike you as an unusual hobby, the truth is that every family researcher should […]

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Who Is on Your Family’s Ofrenda?

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. I’ve always had a bit of a sour attitude about going to the movies, mostly because it seems like a lot of money to spend just to go and shush my children in public for a few hours. But when the […]

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Consultant Specific Training Available at RootsTech 2018

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. RootsTech 2018 is just around the corner. This four-day genealogy conference will take place February 28–March 3, 2018 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a temple and family history consultant, you’ll find informative sessions to […]

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Family History Is at the Heart of Pixar’s Coco

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Pixar and family history? You might not see the connection right away, but check out the new movie, Coco, and it’ll make perfect sense. Coco tells the story of Miguel, a young boy whose desire to discover and follow his great-great-grandfather’s […]

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12 Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Carolyn Tolman Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our ancestors that turn our hearts to them and help […]

8 International Holidays You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow? Special holidays and celebrations are some of the best times to gather […]