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Genealogy Corner: Facebook and Genealogy

Issue 18.17

Facebook has closed groups you can find and request to join. I saw one called Glengarry County History and Genealogy. My great grandfather is from Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada so I have researched the area and thought this might provide information. I joined the group.

Recently a Jennifer posted: “I have […]

Genealogy Corner: Which DNA Test Should You Use?

Issue 17.17

There are lots of choices for DNA test kits and the television commercials make it look so easy. But once you go online, you don’t know the difference between an autosomal test and a Y-DNA test or whether you are getting the best value for your money. Here are the basics […]

Genealogy Corner: Web Indexing

Issue 16.17

The new FamilySearch web indexing program will be rolling out throughout the remainder of this year. It has been released to Temple and Family History Consultants and leaders so far so they can become familiar with the tool and plan for the volunteers in their areas. Some of you who haven’t […]

Genealogy Corner… FamilySearch Library Closes Permanently

Issue 14.17

Friday, March 31, 2017 marked the permanent closure of the St. George Family Search Library located at 162 North 400 East in St. George, Utah, above the Workforce Services Building. A new building is under construction and is located on the corner of 600 South and 200 East, one block south […]

Genealogy Corner… New at FamilySearch

Issue 13.17

There is a new banner inviting you to sign in to FamilySearch.org to see which individuals in the search results are already linked to your Family Tree. In the search results, if you are signed in, you can now see if a record is linked to someone in your Family Tree. […]

Genealogy Corner… Twile Launched Two New Features For St. Patrick’s Day

Issue 12.17

Family history timeline Twile released two brand new features to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wile’s infographic, designed to help family historians share their research and engage younger generations, can now be created in the national colors of Ireland. Being a Sullivan, I was interested in that!

The personalized family infographic is […]

Genealogy Corner… The Family History Guide

Issue 11.17

FamilySearch is now pairing with third-parties who produce training on several topics for individuals wanting to learn more about FamilySearch features and research strategies. This training also includes geography-specific research strategies. The Family History Guide is a website that represents a best-in-class learning environment for family history. Its scope is broad, […]

Genealogy Corner… The Family History Guide

Issue 10.17

The Family History Guide offers a complete, easy to use training system for all teachers and learners. There are many teaching options in the training section and this works with the FamilySearch system, in fact, FamilySearch recommends this.

You can select classes from an extensive course catalog and download presentation materials. […]

Genealogy Corner… RootsTech Highlights

Issue 9.17 The Innovator Showdown Finalsfeatured “Shark Tank”-style (though a little less intense) presentations and panel interviews from six entrpreneuers in genealogy technology, with impressive cash and in-kind prizes for top contenders. Prizes went to:

* People’s Choice: Kindex (searching documents won the award) https://app.kindex.org/

* Third place: Double Match Triangulator (analyzing […]

How Can You Participate In Diabetes Research?

Issue 8.17

Volunteers play a significant role in the development and progression of treatment for diabetes. Diabetes is a largely misunderstood disease. A greater knowledge of this disease can help us to prevent and control it. This knowledge is obtained through clinical research. Participants in clinical research are the “front-line” champions in the […]