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Genealogy Corner… Research Process

Issue 42.17

Research is done in cycles. You will complete a series of steps and then repeat the steps again, using the new knowledge you have gained. An illustration of the research cycle appears at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Research_Process

For many years these have been the steps you need to take when doing your own family […]

Genealogy Corner… FamilySearch International Worldwide Indexing Event

Issue 41.17

Salt Lake City, Utah (3 October 2017), FamilySearch International announced its Worldwide Indexing Event held October 20 through October 22, 2017. The annual 3-day initiative unites individuals and online communities globally to create awareness and help make billions of historic records freely searchable online by family history seekers. Whether an experienced […]

Genealogy Corner… October is Family History Month

Issue 40.17

October is Family History Month in the United States. Here are a few ways to celebrate family history month. October 20 to 22 is the Worldwide Indexing Event 2017. You can register and learn more at FamilySearch.org/indexingevent2017 You are asked to index one batch at least during that weekend and help […]

Genealogy Corner… Famicity

Issue 39.17

FamilySearch announced France-based Famicity.com as its newest partner. Famicity is a free and fun social media app (IOS and Android) and website that offers family members a private social network based on a family tree to collaboratively tell and preserve their family story and capture the stories of children as family […]

Genealogy Corner… 8 Reasons to Attend RootsTech 2018

Issue 37.17

Each year, RootsTech is bigger and better than ever, and you can count on 2018 being no exception. While the world-class speakers, all-star entertainers, and hundreds of engaging classes are reason enough to attend, here are eight other reasons why you won’t want to miss out on the excitement happening soon […]

Genealogy Corne… FamilySearch Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm

Issue 36.17

Thursday, September 7, 2017, marks the closing of an 80-year era of historic records access to usher in a new, digital model. FamilySearch is discontinuing its microfilm circulation services in concert with its commitment to make billions of the world’s historic records readily accessible digitally online. As its remaining microfilms are […]

Genealogy Corner… FamilySearch Data Problems

Issue 35.17

When you log into https://www.familysearch.org/tree/ and look at your pedigree view, either the landscape view, the descendancy view or the portrait view, you will see colorful icons. Boxes with a temple icon are for ordinance related information. The turquoise blue boxes are record hints provided by completed projects from FamilySearch Indexing. […]

Genealogy Corner… Web Indexing

Issue 34.17

The new web indexing at https://familysearch.org/indexing/my-indexing is in full swing. In fact, there is already a great need for reviewers. In web indexing, we need to review EVERY SINGLE BATCH, sometimes more than once. In desktop indexing, we only needed to arbitrate half as many batches as we indexed. This change […]

Genealogy Corner… 2017 Family Roots Expo

Issue 33.17

The 2017 Family Roots Expo will be on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. You can come and visit booths, attend classes, and take advantage of the conference specials. To register, go to: https://www.myfamilyhistoryrocks.com

Justin and Merrill Osmond will be […]

Genealogy Corner… Family.me App

Issue 32.17

Family.me, a new app that has partnered with FamilySearch.org, has created a private social network specifically for families. While it is not a messaging center, you can connect with your family’s photos and get to know living relatives and your ancestors at the same time.

Family.me is available on both desktop […]