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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 […]

Genealogy Corner… Bit and Pieces of Information

Issue 31.17

Twile launched a new version of the Twile timeline, designed to make your family history look even better! They introduced several changes to make everything clearer, brighter, and easier to use. Your milestones have more color, your photos are larger and you can see more about each event without having to […]

Genealogy Corner… Pioneer Jeopardy

Issue 30.17

The Higgs family crowds around the biggest window in the living room, the smell of barbeque wafting through the air. There are about 36 papers taped to the window in six different categories, and underneath each category are numbers: 100, 200, 300, and so on, much like a board from the […]

Genealogy Corner… Early Mormon Missionaries

Issue 29.17

FamilySearch announced the release of a fun new feature that connects you with ancestors of Utah pioneers who served missions in the first hundred years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Early Mormon Missionaries database, announced at RootsTech 2016 by Elder Steven E. Snow, is a collaborative […]

Genealogy Corner… Like a ROC

Issue 27 & 28

The genealogy projects of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are continually expanding, and one aspect of that expansion is going on here in St. George. Sitting inconspicuously, right across the street from the northwest corner of the St. George LDS Temple, is the St. George Records […]

Genealogy Corner… Relatives Around Me

Issue 26.17

Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to those around you? Relatives Around Me, a new feature in the FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/mobile/tree?icid=bl-fsb-6334, can tell you the answer. How It Works To try the new feature, you and your potential cousin […]

Genealogy Corner… How to Get Started with Indexing Online

Issue 25.17

If you’ve been thinking about beginning indexing—or starting again if you haven’t indexed in a while—this is a great time to start! FamilySearch recently released web indexing, so now you can index right in your browser. There’s nothing to download or install, and it’s easy to learn. Five Simple Tips for […]