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9 Inspiring Stories about Family Heirlooms

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. By Cheri Peacock What stories do your family heirlooms tell? Here are 9 that will make you grab a tissue—and your family tree. Something Borrowed Can you imagine wearing a 120-year-old wedding dress? For a young Pennsylvania bride, her “something borrowed” […]

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The Find a Grave Gold Rush!

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Not long ago I attended a genealogy conference in Mesa, Arizona. An overwhelming number of courses were offered at the same time, and it was a challenge to decide which to attend. I ended up asking one of the volunteers to […]

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Popular Mobile Apps for Finding Local History

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. This entry is part 3 of 3 in the seriesExploring the Use of Local Histories in Genealogy Research In last week’s article, we explored three websites that offer a wealth of information on local history: Historypin.org, WhatWasThere.com, and TheClio.com. Each of […]

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Free May Webinars from the Family History Library

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Have you ever wanted to attend one of the classes at the Family History Library, but you live too far away or just don’t have the time to come? Good news! You are now able to view many of the Family […]

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New Freedmen’s Bureau Records Made Searchable through Ongoing Project

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Another milestone has been reached in efforts to complete the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. We’d like to provide an update on the progress of the project and let you know where we are in the publication of indexed content. In addition, we’d […]

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3 Websites for Finding Local History

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. This entry is part 2 of 3 in the seriesExploring the Use of Local Histories in Genealogy Research In last week’s article, we examined the importance of understanding an area’s local history as part of efforts to fill in a family […]

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Millennials Share Their Favorite FamilySearch Tools for Preserving Family Memories

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. While family history has often been a passion and hobby for older members of families, the younger generation is becoming more and more inspired to preserve their family memories. At FamilySearch, we believe that learning about our ancestors helps us better […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of Your Ancestors’ Hometown

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. By Jennifer Fallon Have you ever wondered what it was like for your ancestors to work and live in urban India in the 19th century? Maybe you would like to visit their hometown in Germany, Peru, or the Philippines? Or perhaps […]

Riverton FamilySearch Library Events

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Family Discovery Day – Saturday, April 16th, 2016 Activities available will be: Record a family video Add pictures into FamilySearch Print your personal seven generation fan chart or family tree for free Find who you are related to with Relative Finder […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Know Your Local History

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. This entry is part 1 of 3 in the seriesExploring the Use of Local Histories in Genealogy Research When it comes to genealogy, there is much to explore. There are ancestors to be found, mysteries to be solved, and stories to […]

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What’s New on FamilySearch—February 2017

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org. In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles […]

Listening to the Spirit to Find a Starting Place

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Kathryn Grant It’s a common dilemma: When trying to find names for the temple, how do you know where to start looking, whether you’re working on your own lines or someone else’s? Sometimes I’ve struggled for quite a while to […]