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By Gene Pennington | A FlipBoard magazine for PRA Members and other interested researchers who are interested in genealogy, technology for research and related news. To learn more about the PRA go to www.PenningtonResearch.org.

“I Have My Family Tree Back to Adam and Eve”

<b>Warning. Contains spoilers.</b> Have you ever heard these words uttered “I Have My Family Tree Back to Adam and Eve”? When asked if it is possible for …

Genealogy

FamilySearch – End of Sending Microfilm

In this digital age, the sending of microfilm to the Family History Centers of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints for individuals to view ends on …

Genealogy

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of …

Google Drive

New FamilySearch Design: Log In to Try It Out

Regular users of FamilySearch may notice something different when they log in: we’ve changed things up a bit.A new logged-in design makes your time …

Genealogy

5 Simple Habits to Keep Your Photos Organized

If your digital photos are scattered across multiple devices and you keep getting a notice that your phone storage capacity is full, don’t despair. …

Google Photos

How to Search the FamilySearch Site

FamilySearch is bursting at the seams with great records—some of which almost certainly have new information about your family. Their digitized …

Genealogy

Two secret Windows 10 buttons you need to know

They are hiding in plain sight right on your desktop.<p>In an effort to be all things to all people, Windows 10 throws a lot at you. It needs to work, for example, for both touchscreens and regular screens. Thankfully, there are two secret buttons on the desktop that can help you navigate Microsoft's …

Microsoft

Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors with FamilySearch

The history of many countries—including the United States and Canada—is filled with stories of immigrants, which, for many of us, means that our …

Genealogy

New French Census Records Aid Family History Research

If you have French heritage, you may be interested in six new census collections that were recently added to FamilySearch.• France, Hérault, Census, …

Genealogy

10 Cool Apps to Help You Do Your Family History

Today, there are literally hundreds of family history apps to help you do your family history research and detail the life of an ancestor. With so …

Genealogy

The Melting Pot of America: Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors

<i>by Katy Barnes</i>Immigration, always a hot topic in the United States, has been a common part of the historical and political discourse since the …

Genealogy

Why you need a password manager

By now, you know you should be using unique passwords. Make it easy and painless with a password manager.

Rights & Freedoms

Working Together at Last

Getting Started with Family History (By Starting at the Beginning)

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to buckle down and start working on your family history? Or is family history something you’ve always wanted …

Genealogy

Engaging in Family History with Early Pioneer Recipes

Early pioneers are an important part of our personal stories and family history. Whether your great-grandfather traveled with a handcart company or …

Genealogy

How to Unclutter Your Windows 10 Start Menu

Frustrated with your cluttered Windows 10 Start menu? We can help.<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of …

Microsoft

Stanford's Flexible Robot Grows Like a Vine

It can intelligently navigate an environment, supply water to trapped disaster victims, but just as easily be used to feed cables or form a temporary …

Robotics

Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Record Trail

Although stories of ancestors stowing away on ships are dramatic and exciting, they are almost never true. In reality, immigration came with a lot of …

Genealogy

Celebrate Your Missionary Heritage: Stories

Learning about our missionary ancestors can tell us a lot about ourselves. As we follow in their footsteps of service and faith, we can draw strength …

Why CAR T-cell immunotherapy is such a big deal for cancer treatment

The FDA will likely approve the gene-altering therapy.<p>Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a brand new type of cancer treatment for approval: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method known as immunotherapy—to fight cancer. It would be the first therapy to alter a …

Cancer

All the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Never use your mouse again.<p>Windows 10 was designed with touchscreens in mind, but Microsoft hasn't forgotten more traditional PC users. The operating system comes with plenty of built-in keyboard shortcuts -- including new shortcuts for the Command Prompt -- for those who prefer a physical keyboard.<p>…

Microsoft

Security lapse leaks data from millions of Verizon customers

NEW YORK (AP) — A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs.<p>Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the …

Security

How to Replace Your Loyalty Cards With an App

Instead of lugging around a dozen loyalty or rewards cards for your favorite merchants, why not carry them in one single, convenient mobile app?<p>This …

Loyalty

Tips for keeping strangers off your Wi-Fi network

Give digital trespassers the boot.<p>You don't want neighbors or passers-by stealing your Wi-Fi any more than you want them stealing your water, electricity, or carefully curated collection of Blu-ray movies. In fact it's more serious than that—if someone can hook on to the same network as you, it …

Wi-Fi

Turn Major Life Events into Family History Moments

Many of the most meaningful and important moments in our lives can be recognized only in hindsight, like that chance meeting that eventually led to …

Genealogy

Quick-finding Irish Ancestry: New Treasures Un-Corked!

People with Irish roots have never had a better time to start searching for their Irish ancestors than they do today. With all the top notch tools …

Genealogy

Keeping the Stories of Family Heirlooms Alive

“Every family has keepsakes,” said Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander in an April 1999 general conference address. “Families collect furniture, books, …

Genealogy

10 privacy gadgets to help you keep a secret

Fend off nosy neighbors, curious co-workers, and anyone else who tries to pry into your stuff.<p>Privacy is important. Just this week, another data breach occurred affecting airlines and banks in the Europe. While things such as malware are a problem and you should know how to remove it, you should …

Hacking

5 troubleshooting tips for fixing your own computer

DIY computer repair.<p>Many of us are so reliant on our computers, that when something goes wrong it's a serious problem—like the power going out or the water getting cut off. Of course you want to get your system back up and running as quickly as you can, but that's often easier said than done. It's …

Wi-Fi