Updates to Find A Grave and Billion Graves

Since Ancestry bought Find A Grave last year, the change that I like best is that they added a list of siblings to each person’s memorial. That only took some minor reprogramming as the siblings were from links that people created when they added children to a parent. My grandfather, Archie Halsey, (click image for …

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Shared Library Catalogs

Fairly recently the FamilySearch catalog was merged with the WorldCat catalog. It definitely benefits genealogical researchers in finding sources closer to where they live. From the main FamilySearch web page, you can get to the catalog either of two ways. If you hover over the “Search” at the top of the page a menu comes …

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25th Anniversary of the Web

On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee who was then working at CERN in Europe wrote a proposal to use linking on the internet using hypertext. That was the official start of what would become the billions of web pages on the internet. The web anniversary got me thinking of what genealogy website had been around …

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Short Followups

In took the book, Hundertj√§hrige Geschichte des Deutschtums von Rochester (1915) by Hermann Pfaefflin to the RootsTech 2013 conference. FamilySearch scanned the book and were going to place a digital copy online. It has been almost a year and it still isn’t online This web page on FamilySearch says there is a digital copy but …

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RootsTech 2014 Wrap-Up

The 2014 RootsTech Conference is over but you can still see some of the sessions online. Right now there are only 3 sessions online at the RootsTech Video page but more should be added over the next few days. I missed a couple of sessions from Saturday that I want to see plus I want …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Saturday

Two days are not enough! We have another day of RootsTech. Again all of these online sessions are completely free. This is the schedule for Saturday (all times Eastern): 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., General Session (Keynote) by Stephanie Nielson and Todd Hansen 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Become an iPad Power User by Lisa …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Friday

These are the free online sessions of the RootsTech conference on Friday (all times Eastern): 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., General Session (Keynote) by Dr. Spencer Wells and Judy Russell 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero by David Adelman 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Thursday

I wanted to post this yesterday but I had an internet outage that only got fix this morning. The RootsTech website says that online sessions start tomorrow morning at 8:30 (Mountain Time (MT). This disagrees with a published schedule but it makes sense as that is when the keynote session starts. 8:30 MT translates as …

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RootsTech 2014

RootsTech 2014 is only a week away. I went last year and I really enjoyed the experience of so many great genealogy sessions. I’m nor going this year because of the travel costs. RootsTech is already claiming that they will be the largest conference in the US. This year they expect to have around 10,000 …

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