FamilySearch Indexing Event

This weekend FamilySearch is having a 72 hour indexing event. They hope to have 72,000 people index records between July 15th and 17th. During those three days you can just index one set of records to be counted. I think once you find out how easy it is to index historical records then you will …

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Free Records Search

FindMyPast is offering free access to over 1 billion genealogical records now through July 4th. This will include free access to:  Over 106,000 US passenger list records Over 116,000,000 US marriage records Over 690,000,000 US & Canada census records Over 265,000,000 UK & Irish census records Over 10 million new and existing Naturalization records Over …

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Fixing Relationships in FSFT

Months ago I notice a problem with an ancestor in the FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). Jeremiah Halsey showed with two wives with the same children listed. The big problem was that one of his wives was really his mother. At that time I couldn’t figure out how to fix the situation. Then last week I …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Revisited

I still hold out hope that in the long run Family Search Family Tree (FSFT) will have the most helpful online connected family trees. The idea is that these are shared records that anyone can edit. You can also add photos, documents and notes. The most important thing that should be added are sources. It …

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Rootstech 2016 Wrap-up

All the sessions that were live during the Rootstech Conference are now available on the Rootstech home page. You will also see a few sessions that weren’t available live but were recorded. Then at the FamilySearch YouTube channel are the keynote addresses and also some short videos that were recorded within the exhibit hall. If …

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Rootstech Live Saturday

Saturday is the last day of the Rootstech Conference. some of the video from the Innovator Day on Wednesday and Thursday’s Keynote have appeared on the FamilySearch YouTube channel but not on the Rootstech website. I would imagine that is to preserve bandwidth for the live stream. These are Saturday’s live sessions: 10:30 a.m. – …

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