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3rd Cousin Twice Removed? This Chart Helps You Sort Out Confusing Cousin Relationships

If you’ve been looking through DNA matches recently, or connecting with distant cousins through traditional genealogy research, you’ve likely found …

The Adoption Challenge to Genealogical Research - Part One: DNA

Any genealogist who does research back a few years will very likely encounter someone who was adopted. In fact, whole families of children could be …

Your Part in Helping to Preserve the World's Records

http://media.familysearch.org/preserving-historical-records-lesson-of-the-national-personnel-records-center-fire/ My own father's records are among …

How to Save Grandma’s Love Letters

“Dearest Anne,” the letter began. “Hi honey! I’ll start this one off with ‘I miss you more than I could ever imagine.’” A small bundle of handwritten …

Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors -- Part Two

Given the time period and place that the American Revolutionary War took place, of course, you would need to have some potential ancestors that lived …

Uncommon places to find family history details

D. Joshua Taylor, host of “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, has found some interesting ways to track his ancestors through history. One ancestor of his …

Genealogy

Interviewing, capturing stories through video is 'a chance to share their hearts,' RootsTech speaker says

When a friend or relative recounts a funny story or reflects on a challenging time, he or she may have deep, hearty laughter, or they may sound like …

Preserve, digitize and share, but don't hoard family history, experts say at RootsTech

Don Carpenter once read a story about a young man who paid a group of boys to put a bird’s nest that had fallen to the ground back up in a nearby …

LeVar Burton, genealogists, storytellers celebrate African Heritage Day at RootsTech

SALT LAKE CITY — LeVar Burton's RootsTech message trumpeted the importance of discovering family roots and the power of storytelling and imagination …

App for finding newspapers in your family history wins in RootsTech’s Innovator Showdown

As Jason Hewlett, a well-known speaker and impressionist, entertained the audience with his facial antics, five competitors waited nervously …

Genealogy

Photo Discoveries comes to MyHeritage (#13)

#RootsTech is always an exciting and information packed event for me and the rest of the genealogical community. It is also so busy that I seldom …

#RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #14

Quoting from today's email announcement:<br>President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, will keynote the general session. Other …

#RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #15

<b>RootsTech Day in Review: Celebrating African Heritage Day</b><b></b><br>Friday's Keynote presentation was easily one of the best, if not the best events in …

#RootsTech 2017 Media Dinner

Tonight, RootsTech held its media dinner.FamilySearch president and CEO, Steve Rockwood, introduced us to Nkoyo Iyamba. RootsTech has engaged her to …

Family History Super Saturday

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Reflecting on 10 years of FamilySearch indexing and going forward

South Jordan parents Kelly and Amy Bird were trying to find worthwhile activities for their six children ages 3 to 15 last summer.<p>As members of The …

Heredis Genealogy Software Launches New Version for 2017

[Note: Apparently, the new version of the program is not yet ready in German as of the date of this post. Check the website for updates on …

Researching the Battle of the Bulge

This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Bulge, which was fought during World War II from 16 December 1944 – 25 January …

Ancestral Quest 15 adds new features

Ancestral Quest Version 15 is being released very shortly. The main new feature being added is the ability to exchange photos and documents between …

Kindex updates

In anticipation of RootsTech 2017, several of the app developers are updating their programs. Kindex.org is a program designed to work with …

Handling Massive Data: The Genealogical Challenge

Recently, we were challenged by two major electronic events. The first was that my wife's computer, an older Apple iMac, finally got so bogged down …

Open house set for new Interactive FamilySearch Center in Layton on Nov. 3-5

LAYTON — The new Layton Utah FamilySearch Center, at 915 West Gordon Ave., will host an open house this weekend.<p>The Layton FamilySearch Center will …

Valuable FamilySearch Family Tree Training Aid Not Working

An important part of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree Curriculum is apparently not working. The FamilySearch.org Learning Center contains hundreds of …

Moving Beyond Census Records: Part Two

Many years ago, when I was just beginning some of the genealogical research efforts, I was visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, …

Welcome to October Family History Month 2016

To many October means the start of fall weather, turning of the leaves and anything pumpkin flavored but to us October means Family History Month! …

Is Wikipedia a Genealogical Source?

In a recent post, I highlighted a few of the advantages of using Wikipedia for genealogical research. But using Wikipedia.com does present some …

Using Smart Technology to Jump-Start Your Genealogical Research: Part Eleven

<b>Comprehensive mapping and gazetteer programs that open windows into historical locations</b><br>A Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset in the …